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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 handle an overbearing wife?

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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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