The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty: Constructed Response

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Constructed Response In the story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, Walter Mitty is a character that often daydreams of exciting adventures to occupy his very dull and ordinary life. Most times, his daydreaming gets him into trouble so his wife, Mrs. Mitty, tries to look out for him. Some may think Mrs. Mitty does not respect Walter Mitty and she is guilty of emasculating him however she is motivated to protect Mr. Mitty from himself and really cares to make sure he is well. One example of Walter Mitty’s daydreaming incidents is when his wife asks him to wear overshoes to protect his shoes. Mrs. Mitty reminds him,“‘...to get those overshoes while I’m having my hair done,’ she said.

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