Theme and Narrative Elements of the Secret Life of Walter Mitty
ENG 125 Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Angela di Gualco
Theme and Narrative Elements of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
The theme is one of the most involved elements of a short story. The themes job is to give the readers the over-all idea that is fabricated behind a story. A short story is marked as portraying broad ideas and elements into small pieces. In short, the theme in a story reflects or serves as the presentation of its ideas. (Clugston, 2010) The objective of this essay is to reveal the ways in which the literary elements tone and character contribute to the larger ...view middle of the document...
She seemed grossly unfamiliar, like a strange woman who had yelled at him in a crowd. "You were up to fifty-five," she said. "You know I don't like to go more than forty. The narrator tone describes Walter as being ignored, and bored with his life so much be vaguely remember his wife. There is a clearly a humorous element to this story thinking how Character Walter Mitty fantasies. The fantasies place him in protagonist roles which are adventurist and Ego Boosting.
A study of characters in a short story, and especially in a story of the twentieth century, is unusual. The analysis that follows is not a list of character traits, nor is it a study of character the article focuses on a specific relationship between the reader and the character--the reader being the most important character. (Yovanovich, 1990) The dominating trait character Walter Mitty portray is being able to escape within in an imaginary situation, which reader may view as someone that is a little off or not paying attention to his surroundings. The wife has to constantly remind, Walter of what he need to do “park the car with and park attendant and don’t forget the doggy biscuits.
Presentation and development of characters sometimes the characters are not people. They may be animals, or robots, or...