In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in what way does Mitty undergo change?

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This is an interesting question, because it seems to infer that Mitty does change. I actually don't think there is any evidence to suggest this in this brilliant short story at all. In fact, from start to finish, we are shown a man who remains exactly the same, and we see no development in his character.

The only ostensible change we could point to is the way that Mitty leaps from different daydream to different daydream, however, it is important to realise that he does this as an escape from the monotony...

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