The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Identity Quotes
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… through the worst storm in twenty years of Navy flying fading in the remote, intimate airways of his mind. (3)
This line seems to be a stylistic oddity in the story – it's more ornate and poetic than the language Thurber uses in the rest of the text.
"We've been all through that," she said, getting out of the car. "You're not a young man any longer." (4)
Mitty's age does seem to play a role in establishing his character. The characters he embodies in his fantasies don't show the same signs of aging (memory loss, loss of coordination) that Walter does.