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In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber he tells of an old man who is daydreaming while he is driving his wife to get her done Not only is this entertaining to the reader but it catches the readers attention the way Thurber introduces the changes of events Mr Mitty is imaging The story opens with him in one of his fantasies as a daring Navy pilot and then his wife cuts in saying Not so fast Youre driving to fast Mr Mitty was going fifty-five mph in a thirty mph zone driving Mrs Mitty to get her hair done Mr Mitty was probably going so fast because he was caught up in his fantasy of being a naval pilot he did not realize how has he was going This was one of his many daydreams Thurber builds his story around Walters daydreams and his return to reality In this way he is able to give the story a structure which builds on the flow of reality and unreality Thurber uses Mrs Mitty twice to bring Walter back to reality In the beginning and the end but in the end Walter tells his wife Does it ever occur to you that I am thinking Walter tells his wife this because she is nagging at him about his shoes well he is having an interesting daydream The way he said this makes it seem like she never lets him have any fun or think for himself but then again she seems like pessimist Mr Mitty is maybe in his late fifties which also gives him the benefit of the doubt to daydream because he has a boring life He daydreams because he wants to make his life interesting His marriage doesnt seem all that great either so this can be another reason why Now Mrs Mitty doesnt seem to help him because she is always nagging She also
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