In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," how do the tasks of Mitty's daily life compare to those of his fantasy life?

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In his daily life, Walter Mitty is a bored, hen-pecked husband who has little control about what goes on around him. He runs errands for his wife and then listens to her complaints each and every day. In his fantasy world, he is able to tune out his wife and daydream about exciting activities which he will never be able to accomplish. Whenever things begin to become too stressful, Walter switches to fantasy mode. In the end, even a firing squad seems to be preferential to his daily grind.

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