Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Character Analysis

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The big buildings surrounding us, giving no colour but just greyness, doing the same activities everyday, not noticing that beyond those walls there is beauty to be seen. In Secret Life of Walter Mitty the main message states by Stiller is “to see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life”. We hide ourselves in the dark, hoping that no one 's notices us, living our extraordinary selves in our minds. As individuals we don 't bother to stop and admire the beautiful life that we live in because “beautiful things don 't ask for attention”. Our dreams don 't have a time limit, they are never ending goals throughout our life, it 's our choices that determines …show more content…
There is a limit of how far we can take a risk. Taking a very dangerous risk can result in people physically hurting themselves. In the movie, Walter Mitty jumped of the plane and fought a shark, in this case a person can easily be frozen to death or eaten by the shark. Then there a more of a simpler risk, like when Walter developed the courage to talk to Cheryl. Through this Walter developed a friendship, by just taking a simple risk. As individuals we should takes risks, that will benefit us but noticing that there is a limit of taking a risk to far. When we take an adventure or risk it may sometimes cost us money. When we spend all of it on our adventure, leaving us with no money left after. In Walter 's case, LIFE magazine is downsizing which Walter can easily lose his job. Walter is spending all this money to find Sean who doesn 't want to be found and he might not have any money left when he goes back home. We can see how the director emphasizes this by showing a close up angle of the bills he pays in the beginning of the movie and near the end, showing how much money he was paying was increasing, then the director showed Walter face, showing how he was …show more content…
Walter developed his motivation through Cheryl, who encouraged him to find Sean, without taking the risk of talking to Cheryl, Walter wouldn 't have gone on the adventure of finding Sean.When Walter goes through this adventure we can see how learns to move on from the past and opens up to Cheryl for comfort. We can see how the director slowed the scene, making a close up angle of the papa jones cup, making it feel like Walter was having a flashback and to give us an idea that Walter was facing the fact that he had moved on. When seeing Walter take on different adventure we see the extraordinary person that he is, instead of that boring, shy person who walks in the dark. We can see when Walter is put in colour, how he becomes a different

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