Where does Walter Mitty's "secret life" take him and what does he become?
I think the simple answer to your question is that Walter Mitty's daydreams transport him as far away as possible from his terrible wife and monotonous, pathetic existence, and make him become the precise opposite of the hen-pecked, dominated and easily cowed man that we see in his real life.
Again and again, in the narrative of Mitty's real life which is interspersed by his daydreams we see a clear picture of how weak-willed he...
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It takes him to a place where his admired by every one because he always saves the day