In the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" how is the characterization of Walter Mitty achieved?

1 Answer
Sep 22, 2016

It juxtaposes his real persona and his imaginary one.


Mitty is this timid, dominated man whose life is ruled if not crushed by convention reflected in his mother and overpowering conformist middle class existence.

Thurber contrasts this with his imaginary existence where he can throw off such inhibitions by becoming a derring do heroic character in a string of adventures.