The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Essay | Essay

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Living a Lie in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "The Lady With The Dog"

Summary: it is a comparison of Anton Chekov's The lady Living a secret life to escape from a painful reality is the theme of James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekov. The main characters' hidden lives helped make their reality more bearable.
It is very difficult for someone to live a lie, pretending to be happy with the way things are when in all actuality they are not. Sometimes people feel helpless to change the things that are happening around them in their private lives so they seek a way out . These people often live secret lives, this is an escape route from the every day reality that they have grown to hate. In this paper I will attempt to illustrate how this hopeless reality has come to be a part of these character's lives, and what defense mechanisms the characters came up with in order to combat it.

In Chekov's "The Lady with the Dog", the main character whose name is Dmitry Dmitrich Gurov is extremely unhappy with the way his life has turned out so far . He was forced to marry a woman whom he did not love...

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