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In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," how are each of Mitty's daydreams interrupted?

In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," his daydream of being a military commander is interrupted by his wife demanding to know why he's driving so fast. Next, his dream of being a surgeon is interrupted by a parking attendant telling him he's in the wrong lane. His daydream of being a defendant in a murder trial is interrupted by a reference to a dog. Finally, his wife's tap on his shoulder ends his dream of being a pilot.

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If there’s one thing Walter Mitty enjoys, it’s a good daydream. His fate, however, is seemingly to never be left alone to enjoy them. When one looks at the dullness of his life and the ways in which his wife bosses him around, it’s unsurprising that he enjoys escaping into a world where he can be far, far away.

In his first daydream, which he has while driving his car with his wife next to him, he is a pilot. His wife puts an end to this by yelling at him to slow down.

In his second daydream, he is a surgeon. This time, it is the loud voice of a parking attendant that interrupts his reverie.

In his third daydream, he is on trial for murder. This is interrupted again by his wife, since he remembers that she instructed him to buy biscuits for their puppy.

In his fourth and final daydream that gets cut short, Mitty is a revered fighter pilot. This daydream is brought to an abrupt end when his wife taps him on the shoulder to ask whether he managed to get the puppy biscuits.

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what i just get is that he had 5 day dreams

1st: a commander of a navy hydroplane going through a hurricance;

his wife interrupted him for speeding so fast.

2nd:a  surgeon in ahospital attempting to rescue a millionaire.

the garage attendant interrupted him for entering the garage from the exit lane.

3rd: he is guilty and his attorney is defending him; he was interrupted by remembering the puppy biscuit.

4th: a commander in an army attending to commece a war; his wife hit him on his shoulder accusing him for being hard to find.

5th:he is about to be shot bya firing squid and will die. :(