The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

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Walter Mitty Essay The short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, is about a man named Walter and his struggles with escapism. Walter is married to a naggy woman who picks on his every mistake. For example, he waits for his wife to come to the hotel in a chair, and she complains and asks him how he expected her to find him. Other people don’t respect him either, at one point in the story a woman mocks him for saying “puppy biscuit”, and at another a parking lot attendant bugs him. Throughout the story Walter feels annoyed and frustrated, and probably a bit powerless whenever bad things happen he always seems to retreat into his imagination.

Walter Mitty’s secret (imaginary) life is the polar opposite. He’s always in a position of

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