The story is based on fact.
The events of the plot jump back and forth between fantasy and reality.
Walter Mitty needs to see a doctor.
Mrs Mitty is often upset.
He introduces Mr and Mrs Mitty.
Walter Mitty is a pilot in real life.
He wants to grab the reader’s attention.
The entire story takes place in a storm.
Readers are led to sympathise with Walter Mitty.
Readers are led to sympathise with Mrs Mitty.
Readers get a biased version of the real story.
Readers get to know all of the characters equally well.
Doesn’t trust Mitty’s driving.
Wants to do Mitty a favour.
Wants to show off his skills.
Thinks Mitty is taking too long.
Mrs Mitty has other opinions about her husband’s daydreaming.
It provides an unbiased account from an outside source.
It allows readers to get to know all the characters.
Much of the story takes place inside Walter Mitty’s head.
The death of a character is a good way to end a story.
It is the most exciting daydream Mitty has ever had.
The behaviour of his wife makes Mitty wish he were dead.
The firing squad reflects the hopelessness of Mitty’s life.
“You were up to fifty-five,” she said.
Walter Mitty drove on toward Waterbury in silence…
“Not so fast! You’re driving too fast!” said Mrs Mitty.
“Full strength in No. 3 turret!”
Curious about his daydreams
Irritated by his absentmindedness
Proud of his accomplishments
Concerned about his health
Lives a life of unusual adventures.
Uses his imagination to escape from reality.
Marries a woman above his social class.
Believes that dreams are reality.
Speaking out of turn in the courtroom.
Questioning Mitty closely.
Hinting at something indirectly.
Boldly accusing Mitty of being guilty.
A table that had not been put together properly.
Something that cannot be examined.
A view that is blocked by something.
Someone who is unable to take care of himself.
Problems in his life.
Sights and sounds around him.
Errands he is trying to remember.
Memories of his past.
Confusion and misunderstanding.
Admiration and respect.
Fear and nervousness.
Scorn and impatience.