Throughout the film A Secret Life of Walter Mitty wrote by Steven Conrad, you can see Walter as an introvert and someone who is not comfortable with himself. He likes to remain invisible. Until he goes out on an adventure to find Sean. Where Walter Mitty quickly moves to a dynamic protagonist with the help of writer Steven Conrad's creation of static characters.
“I try to live instinctively. And I guess I've always enjoyed living in a fantasy world, daydreaming,” is what American actor, James Duval, once said. In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, a middle-aged man who lives a boring life retreats to his imagination which allows him to experience glory and success. Thurber uses third person limited omniscient to portray Mitty in a way that shows the oppression and disappointment nearly all humans feel at some point in their lives, validating that fantasies can be used to cope with reality.
Life is a journey, but journeys aren’t always eventful and exciting. As seen in the story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, Walter Mitty takes his wife to town for a hair appointment and to run errands. During the car ride, his wife nags him on tiny things such as driving too fast and not remembering things. This story was interesting because throughout the story he daydreams which helps him get through with the boring day. While daydreaming helped him, the author also shows how the daydreams are impacting Walter’s life in a negative way.
Burton’s films also focus around the corruption of high authoritative people, including Max Shreck, the president of Gotham city in Batman and also the corruption of the Judge in Sweeney Todd. Furthermore, the high authoritative people who have already attained success and acceptance from society, tend to be the corrupt and evil characters, the real monsters, whereas the physical monsters and anti-heroes that are neglected from society, are the ones who deserve recognition from the public, these misunderstood characters include Penguin from Batman Returns who fights to gain acceptance and love from society, something Max has already gained. This could also be interpreted in Edward Scissorhands whereas the misunderstood monster, Edward, is kind and wants acceptance and love from society, however the public pose as the real monsters, who stereotype him and are quick to point the finger, leading to the public actually posing as a threat and becoming the true villains, where at the end, they hunt down Edward and lead to the kidnap, attack and death of civilians.
The book or the movie? Well for me, the movie is the way to go. All you have to do is sit there and watch it. How hard is that? Here’s some reasons why some choose the movie over the book.
In every relationship there is always an unequal relationship with the significant other. In the short story The Chaser by John Collier, Alan Austen who’s the main character in the short story goes to an old man to buy a love potion so this girl named Diana would fall in love with him. The basic principle states that men and women have a relationship that is unequal or oppressive. In the short story “The Chaser”, it shows feminist criticism by feeling unconfident, buying a love potion, and Diana’s treatment of Mr. Austen. My first main point of the story that touched on feminism was when Mr. Austen feeling unconfident.
Who said that life was easy? Sometimes, -almost all times- life pushes us to the limit and presents itself with many challenges. But what do we do when we are faced with a new challenge? Some people might take challenges as if they were just burdens in life -behaving negatively about them- while others tend to consider these experiences as if they were the way of pushing themselves to the limit. They probably seek to transcend themselves and become better persons.
Hedda Gabler: Portrayal of a Classic Narcissist In Henrik Ibsen’s play, Hedda Gabler, the title character evinces traits of classic narcissism. Throughout the progression of the drama, Hedda Gabler lacks empathy, is interpersonally exploitative, and is greatly preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited power. Through her embodiment of these narcissistic traits, Hedda proved to be vastly detrimental to several people, eventually leading to her own self-deterioration.
Similarities and Differences between Uncle Vanya and Streetcar Named Desire in terms of Gender Roles This comparative essay will discuss some differences and similarities between Uncle Vanya written by Antow Checkov and Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams in term of gender role, man dominant society by comparing their characters and theme. Firstly, Streetcar Named Desire will be discussed in this essay in terms of gender role. Tennessee Williams was one of the greatest and the most important American dramatists of the 20th century. “Most of his plays take us to the southern states and show a confused society” (Roudane,1997)
By examining the actions of the characters in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams,The Truman Show, and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, the reader can see each character struggles with and withdrawals from their realities. We also see the author gives each character a way to make their realities a little better. Throughout each story, each character struggles to accept their realities. A struggle with acceptance was shown in “The Glass Menagerie” when Tom was arguing with his mom about work when he said “You think I want to spend fifty-five years down there in that celotex interior! with fluorescent tubes… I’d rather somebody picked up a crowbar and battered out my brains than go back mornings”(Williams 23).
“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.
Man’s Domination Rich and Hawthorne come from two different backgrounds but they share similar sufferings, through their beliefs of feminism. Rich, the writer, had stated in her essay that men use their power to dominate, tyrannize, control, as well as reject women. Dimmesdale is a perfect example of someone who dominates a woman, like when he is dominating Hester. Dimmesdale doesn't have enough penitence for what he had done to Hester, therefore she has been unconsciously controlled by taking all the blame from the public.