The secret life of Walter Mitty is a short story by James Thurber with a movie adaptation made in 2013; the movie adaptation is the clear better choice due to a multitude of reasons. First Walter has much better character development. One supporting detail of this is that Walter has a love interest in the movie. This gives the audience an interesting subplot and gives Walter an objective. Walter is in love with his co-worker Cheryl and has frequent daydreams about her and wants her to like him.
These two works are similar because Harrison is shot and killed in both the movie and the story. For instance, in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison and it is broadcasted on live t.v. This shows the similarity because just like in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison while being broadcasted on live T.V. This movie and story have many similarities but nevertheless these these stories have many key differences. For example, in the movie Harrison plants a bomb and this causes more tension, however in the story there is no bomb at all.
Risk-taking is an inevitable part of life. One must take risks if they want to accomplish anything for themselves, as success is not born from taking the easy way out. However, taking risks is no easy task, as it requires a lot of courage and self-confidence to do things outside of one’s comfort zone. Walter Mitty discovers this in himself in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Ben Stiller. The movie follows Mitty on his journey of self-discovery and transformation into a more courageous human being willing to take more risks. The audience learns through his experiences that self-confidence plays a pivotal role in one’s willingness to take risks, in that one cannot take risks without an adequate level of confidence in themselves
Some similarities are small, like the magic talking fish; but others, like the underlying motivation to be happy, are very important to the morals of the stories. Both Sergei and the fisherman want to be happy, Sergei wants to be happy alone on quite fishing trips, while the fisherman wants to be happy with his wife. The morals, even though they are tied together, are fairly different. For example, the theme of ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, doing the right thing, no matter the cost, is not the same as be grateful, which is the theme of ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’. Other differences include: the consequences, setting, and major character motivations.
For example, there are antagonists in both of the stories. But there are many more similarities than that. Similarities In the story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are two different countries telling the story. One is Norway, and the other country is Poland/Germany.
One similarity is that Mrs. Hutchinson stands up for what she believes in, just like Harrison in the story, "Harrison Bergeron". Both the characters actually stand up for something they believe in front of everybody, which takes some major courage. Plus, all the people in the story, with the exception of Mrs. Hutchinson and Harrison Bergeron (maybe the ballerina in "Harrison Bergeron") participate in something. This includes them wearing the handicaps for "Harrison Bergeron" and actually stoning a person every year in the story "The Lottery". And lastly, somebody in the story does not believe in the rules.
Harrison Bergeron and Guy Montag are two similar characters. They both are against the world and go against the overpowering governments. Montag goes against all the firemen and Harrison goes against all the handicappers, this type of conflict is called man versus society. Some other characters that are similar are Mildred and Hazel. They are both boring wives to that do nothing and are lifeless.
Throughout time, people have been using their imagination as a way of refuge, where they can run away from the problems that come with being in the real world. This issue is well developed throughout the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, written by James Thurber. The short story follows a middle aged man, Walter Mitty, as he goes through fantasies which involve him in situation that are far from his reality. People use imagination to put themselves in situation where they posses certain qualities or a lifestyle which they lack in the real world. Throughout the short story, Walter escapes into event-triggered fantasies in which he can do or be anything he wants to be. Walter uses his imagination to give himself certain qualities,
The very first example of how the movie and the novel are similar to each other are the characters that were introduced in the plot. The character Chingachgook is similar in both settings because he is described as a Native American Indian in both. As for the character Hawkeye, he was recognized as a Caucasian man but was raised as an American Indian as well. We know this because both stories suggest that Hawkeye was raised by Chingachgook so we assume that their relationship with each other is a father and son type.
They both relate to each other in a couple of ways how the main characters in both stories hallucinate and have an ambition for something.