Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Compare And Contrast Essay

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“Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber and “The Mirror” by Haruki Murakami are both expressed as the struggle of the protagonist’s understanding of their own imagination and the identification of the difference between their thoughts wrapped with illusion and the reality, but having different techniques and messages. James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a book with theme of desire of freedom from the reality where protagonist’s not acknowledge. In the text, the protagonist’s imagination was used as the clue for the readers to know the major messages and the conflict. Haruki Murakami’s “The Mirror” is about the instinct of fear and imagination every people have. The technique used in the text was the usage of the mirror as the explanation and metaphor of the theme/central conflict.
The protagonist’s relationship with the theme of imagination and reality, especially their primary choice between these two very different concept was informed from the earliest paragraphs of the 2 texts. In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, Walter Mitty was confined in his own imagination of him being the courageous hero with neither fear nor regret in his mind, but not focusing his mind in the
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Both stories includes the major theme around the protagonist’s relation with imagination and reality. Both stories gave the choice between 2 different ideas (imagination and reality) in the theme and the change the protagonist were having of their belief on the choice of imagination and reality in the turning point of the texts. Meanwhile, there were parts in the texts how the theme was used differently. While Walter Mitty made a choice to accept his change from the turning point in the resolution, the narrator came back to his primary choice from the beginning of the story, choosing the reality over the

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