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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

by James Thurber
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If you were Mr. Mitty in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," how would you have handled the situation in front of your overbearing wife? In addition please sketch the character and role of Mrs. Mitty.  

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Mr. Mitty may have been having a struggle in this relationship for a very long time. He deals with it by imaging he is someone else, somewhere else. He escapes and must be a little afraid of confronting his wife.

If it was me, I would too avoid confrontation for a while, but I would not go into a dream world. I let thing boil. I would get more and more angry with her about the way she treated me and then one day when she did just the slightest little irritation, I would explode and lash out on her. The next morning I would feel bad and try to make up.

Mrs. Mitty is a controlling woman that Mitty has distanced himself from for (I think) years. She is a nagging woman who tries to overpower Mitty. She treats him like a little boy, not in a nurturing way, but in a demanding way.

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