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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

by James Thurber

Identity Quotes

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Quote #4

"Any special brand, sir?" The greatest pistol shot in the world thought a moment. "It says 'Puppies Bark for It' on the box," said Walter Mitty. (11)

Walter's imaginary identity, in this passage, is strongly contrasted with identity in the real world.

Quote #5

'I was thinking," said Walter Mitty. "Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?" She looked at him. "I'm going to take your temperature when I get you home," she said. (14)

Mrs. Mitty restricts Walter's potential.

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