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A lot of people think that secret lives are good and amusing However a character in the story Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber has many unusual thoughts and daydreams that are not real MrMitty lives with his wife She is always bossing him around and making him do things that he seems he doesnt want to do Mittys daydreams hurt him in both mental and even physical ways If MrMitty will daydream all the time he will not be able to take a positive action in his life I will explain both of these ideas in the following paragraphs First of all Mittys daydreams can affect his relations with others As Mitty hides in his daydream he is prevented from improving the relationship with his wife and daydreaming also affects his life by not allowing him to deal with real life problems One of these problems is that his wife threats him as a child and is always bossing him around She never asks him to do something she only tells him An example of that would be the time in the story when MrsMitty treats MrMitty inconsiderately because she tells him to wait outside the store and that she would be only one minute but takes much longer as told by the character On another occasion when they are driving to get MrsMittys hair done she is telling Walter what his speed should be Secondly Walter Mitty might get hurt physically One example of that would be in the beginning of the story when they were driving to get MrsMittys hair done MrMitty had his first daydream in the car about flying on a Navy hydroplane MrsMitty broke his daydream by telling him to slow down because Walter was going 55mph when he should have went only 40mp according to MrsMittys rule That also tells the reader that Mitty wasnt focused on what he was doing Therefore his daydreams could have
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