Walter Mitty Stereotypes

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" The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," is a movie directed by and starring actor Ben Stiller. Walter Mitty works as an negative assets manager at the historic Life Magazine. This movie takes place when Life Magazine is about to make its final issue and is headed towards making their magazine all on the internet. While at work Walter daydreams of adventures and what he could wish he could be doing instead of working, Walter also takes an interest in one of his co-workers Cheryl Melhoff. Walter is put to the task of locating the missing negative that Sean O'Connel said captures the "quintessence" of Life and should be used for the cover of the final issue. Walter makes it his responsibility to find Sean and to find out what the negative he left …show more content…

The typical 21st century man shows lots of strength, courage, and honor. In many cases throughout America the man of the family has a job and makes the money while the women of the household takes care of the children all the house chores but each of those roles are definitely vice-versa in many families. Men usually serve as the protector and provider of the families. Men also are very well known not to express emotion unlike their female counterparts. According to (Male Gender Role: http://www.psychologyofmen.org) men are supposed to “be a big wheel” which means to strive for achievement and success, focus on competition. Also to “be a sturdy oak” which is to avoid vulnerability, stay composed and in control, be tough. Although in the beginning of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter starts off as a timid, weak man he progresses drastically to fit the gender norms for the typical male of the 21st century. He goes from a man who hasn't done anything interesting in his life to doing many spectacular things. From the ice cold waters of Greenland, to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, and also to the peak of the Himalayas Walter Mitty has done it all. He persevered and became a man that he thought he would never be. From his shy days at the office to traveling the world. Walter has changed from being a weak, useless man to being courageous, strong, and resilient. We can say he is a so called "big wheel." because he went through a lot just for not only his success but success for Life Magazine. We can now say that Walter fits the gender norms of a

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