Compare And Contrast Miniver Cheevy And The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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In texts “ Miniver Cheevy” and “ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” there are specific descriptions to illustrate the main character’s daydreams and personalities. In the story “ The secret Life of Walter Mitty,” The protagonist Walter is an adventurous person who dreams of five incredible episodes. In his dreams, he becomes different characters, such as the commander of a navy plane, a well-known surgeon, a crack shot, and a British pilot. On the other hand, Miniver Cheevy is a cynical and alcoholic man whose life is out of order. These two characters also have differences. Miniver Cheevy is materialistic, and he loves money and power. NeverthelessWalter Mitty is a man who has spirits and positive dreams. However, Walter Mitty and Miniver Cheevy do both have some traits in common; they are idealistic, they dream of themselves as heroes with goals, and they lack motivation. There is a …show more content…
Walter Mitty and Miniver Cheevy are both dreaming about a wonderful life where they play the main characters. In “ The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” Mr.Mitty drinks alcohol before the fighting, and he is over-confident for making risky decisions. “We can't make it, …show more content…
Walter thinks himself as an intelligent surgery. The author wants to show how his incompetence and the pressure from his wife has caused him to imagine a place where he could develop his skills. When he cannot handle tasks very well, his wife cannot understand him and complained “Why do you have to hide in this old chair? How did you expect me to find you” His wife should be respectful to him so that Whiter Mitty can have confidence in real-life.(Thurber, 5) His wife judges his mistakes very rudely. He cannot solve the problems effectively, and it leads him to have low self-esteem, it causes him to indulge in

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