Walter Mitty Anti Hero

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In contrast, Walter Mitty in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," by James Thurber is an example of an anti-hero. Mitty was a hero in his mind only. Walter Mitty spent most of his adult life daydreaming; he felt trapped in his world, by his unfulfilling job and nagging wife. In his daydreams, Mitty is the stereotypical hero: intellectual and saved the lives of those around him. He is considered an anti-hero because in real life he was unwilling to express how he felt and got lost between his dreams and reality. Rather than being brave and standing up for what he really believed in Mitty cowards in the face of reality, and that is what makes him an
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