The story is told in third person narrative. Writing in third person is the most common way of telling a story. Third person is the workaday point of view, the one that calls the least attention to itself.
One is the humorous tale of an aloof husband who spends more time in his imagination than with his wife in reality. Setting style and structure aside, the two stories actually begin with a common theme even though they treat of it differently: As has been stated, the theme of the two stories is similar, but the treatment of the theme is different.
Mallard also has a "secret life" but it is not as vividly or richly described. For Chopin, the theme is too serious to be treated in a kind of slap-stick manner.
This difference in approach affects the style, structure, and definition of both stories.
Mallard and the straight-forward depiction of her conflict in "Story of an Hour. Mallard is overjoyed to escape from. She sees in her husband bondage to a way of life that limits and constrains her desires.
When she hears that he is dead, a new life springs up in her. The style is comedic and witty. How do you expect me to find you? Mitty has been receiving such "cappings off" since the day he met his wife, thus thrusting him into his own world of escapism: So again, one can see that the central characters reject the idea that they must alter themselves to fulfill their role of spouse.
While both stories are written from the third person perspective, both are penned by an omniscient narrator who reveals the "secret" thoughts of the two very different yet similar protagonists. Mallard dies of a stroke upon realizing that her husband is not dead and that the bliss she initially experienced is not real for her husband literally steps through the door!
Mitty imagines his death scene in a new fantasy in which he is blindfolded and set in front of a firing squad.
Mallard died of joy -- but the revelations concerning her character earlier in the story show that she has died rather of shock. Thurber uses satire to convey effect: Thurber suggests that such daydreams are part of the human experience.
But Thurber does it to an exaggerated degree in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," as the protagonist pictures himself in an exciting "montage of motion picture cliches and dramatic climaxes" to punctuate the boring, daily routine of married life Ellis,p.
It appears, for example, that Mr. Mitty has no desire to be the leader in his marriage -- he has taken a much more obedient and docile role; and it appears that his wife has no desire to take orders from her husband.
Yet, such appearances can be misleading for two reasons: One may argue that it is not only Mr. Mitty who is using his Imagination fulfill a role he does not play in real life, but that it is also Mrs.
Mitty who may be imagining herself to be subservient. In reality, he is the persona of the failure of a generation to honor the gender codes of that particular day and age: Chopin sets her story up not as a comedic illustration of the relationship between man and wife, but as a kind of indictment of that relationship.
The "reversal" is used at the end to effect the sense of bondage felt by Mrs. Mallard in her marriage state. Lawrence Berkove states that Mrs. Mallard is actually "an immature egotist and a victim of her own extreme self-assertion" p.
Such an idea may be seen as implicit in each story, but it depends, of course, on a reading….In true Walter Mitty fashion, I was soon gone.
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In addition, I will name some hints where the reader realises Walter Mitty’s various daydream episodes. In the next chapter I will concentrate on the story’s two narrative levels.
First of all, I will describe Mitty’s development in the course of his daydreams and then I will take a look on the real Walter Mitty. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a short story written in The main character is an older man that drives his wife to town for beauty parlor visits and weekly .
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- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the author, James Thurber, contrasts that real life of the character, Walter Mitty, to the fantasy world he has created. Mr. Dykes ========= In the story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the author, James Thurber, contrasts that real life of the character, Walter Mitty, to the fantasy world he has created.