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James Thurber was born December 8 1894 in Columbus Ohio He is known for his novels but it is the short story in which he excels In the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty it is possible to see that Thurbers life has a profound impact on the storys themeThe short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was written by James Thurber After reading this short story one can conclude that this short story had some connection with the life of James ThurberThe short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty begins with Walter Mitty landing a plane that was bound for imminent disaster The words slow down Mr Mitty youre driving to fast woke him up from his daydream These words were coming from his wife who was being dropped off at the hairdresser Mr Mitty dropped his wife at the hairdresser She barks out orders for him to buy overshoes and instructs him to wear his gloves Throughout the rest of this story Mr Mitty goes through other daydreams in which he is invincible and undefeatable As Mr Mitty arrives to pick up his wife she comes in the car and is very inquisitive about what he has been doing Mr Mitty asked his wife Does it ever occur to you that I am thinking Mrs Mitty followed this statement up by saying that he needed to see a doctor soon When they reach the drugstore on the corner Mrs Mitty gets out and tells her away With a faint fleeting smile praying about his lips he daydreams again this time he faces the firing squad erect and motionless proud and disdainful Walter Mitty the undefeated inscrutable to the last James Thurber was born December 8 1894 in Columbus Ohio His father was Charles Leander and his mother was Mary Agnes Thurber Thurbers father had dreams of becoming an actor or a lawyer He is said to be the basis
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