The differences that were made from the short story create a more detailed plot for the movie. There were many subtle changes that also made drastic changes to the movie for example, the man at the desk. In the movie the man at the desk did not talk much however, in the short story the man played a big part to the plot of the short story. At the beginning of the short story the man explains how Keith was elected for president instead of deutscher but after the incident the man reveals the change in history by talking about how deutscher was elected. Another important difference from the short story and the movie is the one who caused the change in history. In the short story Eckles is the one who stepped on the butterfly however in the movie Middleton is the one who steps on the butterfly. A key difference in the movie compared to
to World War II as a pilot who saves his crew from a severe storm to
Through the film we follow Walter on his journey and are subject not only to the reality of the situations that he finds himself in and the experiences that he is accumulating, we are also subjected to the daydream like situations that Walter is seeing in his figment of reality in which due to the fact that out of his view of not doing anything noteworthy in his life he then projects his dreamlike and amazing fantasy form of reality out into the world for us to see and experience. For example, in one scene of the movie Walter is talking on the phone with a technical advisor for a dating site in which he is having difficulties with, and the technical advisor states to the fact that Walter had left most of his profile blank, to which he replies that he hadn’t done anything noteworthy enough in his life to fill his page with. As Walter says this we are cast out into his dreamlike subjective reality on what he thinks would be optimal for him and noteworthy as he dives off of the subway terminal and into a building and saves the dog of his romantic interest as it explodes behind him and is forced back into the “real”
James Thurber (1894-1961) ranks as one of America’s most popular humorists. He is most renowned for his short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a meek, absent-minded hen-pecked’ character who suffers the sharp-tongued ire of a dominant bossy wife.
Walter’s character in the play is very comparable to his character in the movie. His personality and character traits from the play were revealed in the movie. Walter thought mostly about money and not enough about his family. He worked hard at pushing Mama to give him some money, so he could invest it in a liquor store. He continued to act recklessly t...
Have you ever wanted to learn about an interesting short story? Then I have the perfect short story for you. You could think of possibly anything and Walter Mitty would dream about it and make it seem special. The short story is called “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”by James Thurber, it is an interesting story about a guy named Walter Mitty, who has a nagging wife constantly on him, but he goes through his boring life imagining about all the cool stuff he could do. A dominant theme in James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is Imagery. He shows imagery in his short story by making his character, Walter Mitty, imagine he's in these obstacles, which he pretends he's something he's not. Throughout the story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” James Thurber uses literary elements like imagery and allusion to get his theme across to the readers.
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” expresses the theme that satisfaction is harder for those who are not normal. With all of Walter Mitty’s daydreams in between everything that he does, it shows that his actual life is lacking something that he desires.
He knew he wasn't a killer. If only he could reverse time. If so, he wouldn't be holding the gun that was swinging from his hands. He pondered what he would have done differently, and that was he wouldn't have eaten the birthday cake at his daughter's birthday party. He has been diagnosed with a mental illness that is triggered by consumption of chocolate. It makes him fall into an alter ego that controls his actions. She had just turned six, and he decided to give her daughter a birthday party. Everything was going well until the cake was served. When his daughter, Lacy, wanted a chocolate cake, he was against the idea initially. However, he thought, “If I don't consume the cake, my ego will not emerge.” Finally, he permitted the idea. What he didn't know was that his daughter would want him to partake of the confection. “Daddy,” Lacy insisted, “Please eat the cake. It would make this the best birthday.” Pretty soon, the whole party was chanting, “Kevin, eat the cake. Kevin, eat the cake.” Feeling pressured, he took a bite of the cake.
Life is about finding yourself, each other, and being true to one’s self. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an extremely original and creative story written by James Thurber. The movie, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller, conveys a daydreamer escaping his typical life by disappearing into a realm of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. In both the movie and the book, the title character retreats into fantasy as an escape from his mundane reality because in the real world, he is ordinary, insecure, and passive. In the short story, Walter simply retreats into his daydreams and tolerates his domineering wife, while in the movie he actively pursues finding himself.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a thought provoking tale of fantasy and reality. Walter Mitty guides the reader, though his conscious and unconscious mind that show who he is and who he wants to be. These contradictions of the real and fantasy life’s that plays out show how real life and fantasy life differ from Walter Mitty. In the secret life of Walter Mitty, the fantasies of Mitty differs from the real life Walter Mitty in three significant ways.
In conclusion, the Mitty motifs are the themes that include: disharmony between the sexes and males escaping routine. Another theme James Thurber includes in his work is the life as a married couple. Thurber has accomplished many great short shorties in his life, but “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” his most popular work. He has learned to live his life through his short stories, expressing his feelings in his writings. Many individuals have been inspired by his writings. James Thurber has made his mark on the world and will be forever known and never forgotten.
Have you ever stopped for a moment to contemplate where you are in life? If you haven’t, then take a moment right now to imagine where you are and where you would like to be. All of the actions you have taken, thoughts you have had, and the persona you convey have created the life you have lived thus far. In the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the main character Walter Mitty has a habit of daydreaming to escape his mediocre life for a more “enhanced” life where he fantasizes about a richer and more rewarding existence. Throughout the film, Walter is able to foster
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, the power behind the imagination is revealed. The use of the narrative point of view, the clear juxtaposition of Mitty’s real life and imagination, as well as the diction, allegories, and symbolism used contribute to the theme in various ways.
In the short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, many interesting fantasies occur in a way which brings the reader into a different world. The story switches back and forth from delusion to reality, dragging the reader into a life, perhaps similar to their own. In the beginning of this story, the first paragraph is a fantasy of the main character, Walter Mitty. It describes his life as a commander of an aircraft. An intense scene is displayed showing what Walter Mitty wishes would be reality. It is not until the next paragraph that one discovers this reality. His wife then interrupts the scene, bringing Walter Mitty back into his everyday life, one which is far less exciting to him. This happens several times throughout the story. Each time a different fantasy. From successful doctors too air plane commanders, each flashback was something that he obviously aspired too, however, was always interrupted with reality. This everyday life consists of dropping into town once a week to grab the regular household necessities. Throughout the story, his wife nags and reminds him about which items he must buy while he is in town. Through the paragraph’s of Walter’s reality world, the reader can see that he is sick of his wife’s constant nagging and wants to escape from this reality through his day dreams.