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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Rite of PassageThrough the Tunnel by Doris Lessing The New Yorker, New York, 1995 Doris Lessing perfectly captures the awkward age of adolescence the time period where one is caught between childhood and adulthood Lessing wonderfully portrays the fears involved with branching out into the unfamiliar adult world, along with the accompanying fear of parents to let their children leave the nest As a young reader, new to being on my own, I found this story really hit home for me The author f Rite of PassageThrough the Tunnel by Doris Lessing The New Yorker, New York, 1995 Doris Lessing perfectly captures the awkward age of adolescence the time period where one is caught between childhood and adulthood Lessing wonderfully portrays the fears involved with branching out into the unfamiliar adult world, along with the accompanying fear of parents to let their children leave the nest As a young reader, new to being on my own, I found this story really hit home for me The author flawlessly captures the feeling of younger child longing for the acceptance of the older children The of Jerry is reminiscent to the younger brother trying to catch up to his older siblings, tagging along and trying to prove his worth, and almost always getting hurt because of his stubbornness On the flip side she captures the abject feelings of rejection when Jerry is welcomed by the older boys only to be ignored when they figure out he is foreign He cries uncontrollably after being left behind as the boys swim through the secret tunnel But the rejection just makes Jerry determined to prove his worth I truly admired the abundant metaphors contained within this short story By far the most intriguing, was the portrayal as the older boys as foreigners whose speech was not understood by Jerry This can be interpreted as a representation of how foreign and alien the adult world is to a child While on the cusp of manhood, the adult world is still a mystery to him Another interesting allusion was that of the two beaches The safe beach frequented by Jerry s mother is an obvious representation for childhood safety it is warm and sunny with safe waves The rocky beach inhabited by the older boys is a symbol for adulthood it is rough and intimidating but intriguing to the almost man Jerry Coinciding with Jerry s struggle to swim through the underwater tunnel and be recognized by the older boys, there is the mother s struggle to let her child grow up It is obvious that in the beginning of the story the relationship between mother and son is tense, Jerry is on the brink of adulthood and his mother is not prepared for this She does let her son leave the safety of her side for the rocky beach, but at the first sign of trouble, in the form of a bloody nose, she recalls him to her side in the nursery like beach In an act of rebellion the boy strikes out on his own to the rocky beach without his mother s knowledge He succeeds in proving himself, but in a twist fears he will be unable to swim back the way he came, perhaps a metaphor for innocence lost All in all Through the Tunnel is a charming story that perfectly captures the determination of a young boy trying to prove himself a man and a mother s fear of letting go It s a quick read but it particularly resonated from me as someone who recently left the nest I would defiantly recommend this rite of passage story to any avid reader As somebody who regularly devours novels that are hundreds of pages, I sometimes have trouble getting into short stories This one was not one of them Although short, the story gives you just enough background and characterization to get you invested into the relatible narrative.The main character is an 11 year old boy who is on vacation with his widowed mother He sees older local boys playing at a feat of physical prowess and determines to prove to himself he can do it also.This feat requires As somebody who regularly devours novels that are hundreds of pages, I sometimes have trouble getting into short stories This one was not one of them Although short, the story gives you just enough background and characterization to get you invested into the relatible narrative.The main character is an 11 year old boy who is on vacation with his widowed mother He sees older local boys playing at a feat of physical prowess and determines to prove to himself he can do it also.This feat requires him to stretch himself and even put himself in peril.Much can be learned from this story about life and psychology.I first read this story as a boy, and it was one of the few I remembered as making an impression on me Although reading it as an adult brings back nostalgia, it is clear to me it is a story that can stand on its own without nostalgia propping it up.I recomend this story to all people old enough to read it except maybe those children who are especially sensitive to peril and or blood These depictions are brief however, and the reader is soon reassured Written by the British author and 2007 Nobel Prize winner, Doris Lessing, this rather intriguing and thought provoking short story, originally published by The New Yorker in 1955, revolves around the English pair, mother and her son, vacationing The exact location of the beach where the main action takes place is not in any way specified but it could be gathered from the text that it is surely set in a foreign country Jerry is at the beach with his mother, a widow One day he goes swimming to Written by the British author and 2007 Nobel Prize winner, Doris Lessing, this rather intriguing and thought provoking short story, originally published by The New Yorker in 1955, revolves around the English pair, mother and her son, vacationing The exact location of the beach where the main action takes place is not in any way specified but it could be gathered from the text that it is surely set in a foreign country Jerry is at the beach with his mother, a widow One day he goes swimming to the new beach, far away from their usual spot There he meets a group of older boys, obviously foreigners Jerry tries to communicate with them but they speak different language Boys show him the tunnel under water and after they leave him it becomes Jerry s fixation to go through the tunnel Will he succeed Focusing mostly on Jerry, plot is fairly simple Characters are somewhat one dimensional It could be said that Jerry s key character determiner is his devotion Once he decided he wants to go through the tunnel he made all the preparation to make that happen He is stubborn but at the same time determined, a typical attribute of a boy coming of age Despite the ostensibly simple plot, this short story contains several fairly big metaphors within itself Allegory of older boys whom Jerry is not able to understand, illustrates how foreign and peculiar adult world is to a youngster Another great image is one of two beaches One beach is familiar, where his mother is and the other is dangerous and unknown Jerry is fascinated with the second beach, a symbol of adult world and of the inevitable growing up.On the whole, this is well worth reading since it opens up theme very close to the young public As someone who recently left the safety of home s nest, I felt really closely attached to the story I would most definitely recommend this story to everybody of age between 9 and 19 An interesting, fast paced, captivating and easy to understand piece Give it a try Through the Tunnel , by Doris Lessing is a story about a boy named Jerry, and how he matures over time Jerry wanted to be included in a group of older boys He thought they would accept him if he could swim through a tunnel underwater For Jerry, movement through the tunnel is a passage from the immaturity of boyhood to the maturity of adulthood. It is nothing extraordinary It does have some elements of surprise that make it just interesting enough for the reader to keep reading till the end but it s not much I was a little disappointed and was expectingfrom this Nobel laureate. This story was just perfect I felt completely immersed pun intended in this young boys adventure I think it really sums up our struggle as children to push for the goals in out sights, and not to give up regardless of the obstacles we face I felt so linked to the character that I actually held my breath whilst reading.There was just the right amount of excitement and danger, and such beautiful prose I really deserves an extra star from me. this book is a good book although it has a very gory ending, it is good and easy to understand.This book is about a boy named Jerry who discovers a tunnel underwater He tries over and over and over again attempting to get in the tunnel and through it will he succeed SPOILER yes The short story Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing told about the young English boy, Jerry, who came with his mother for a summer vacation to the sea abroad The author described in the first paragraph these two people the mother walked on in front of the boy, carrying a bright striped bag and the boy who stopped at turning off the path and looked down at a wild and rocky bay Next morning Jerry asked his mother to permit him to go and have a look at the rocks there She agreed He was an on The short story Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing told about the young English boy, Jerry, who came with his mother for a summer vacation to the sea abroad The author described in the first paragraph these two people the mother walked on in front of the boy, carrying a bright striped bag and the boy who stopped at turning off the path and looked down at a wild and rocky bay Next morning Jerry asked his mother to permit him to go and have a look at the rocks there She agreed He was an only child, eleven years old, she was a widow She thought that he mustn t feel he ought to be with her.Jerry went down to the rock, he jumped into the sea, he was a good swimmer He dived and when he appeared on the surface, he noticed a group of boys They spoke a language which he didn t understand He very much wanted to be with them He was so glad to see that one boy noticed him and smiled They shouted cheerfully at him and when they understood that he was a foreigner they proceeded to ignore him Jerry was happy to be with them.Next time Jerry saw one boy dived into the water and didn t come up Jerry yelled in warning, the other boys looked at him idly and turned their eyes back toward the water After a long time, the boy came up on the other side of a rock and shouted triumphantly The other boys followed the example of the fellow, and Jerry understood that they swam through the tunnel in the rock The idea of going through the tunnel intrigued Jerry He had passed several classes at a diving school He thought he must learn to control his breathing He counted the time being underwater, Jerry exercised his lungs as if it was the goal of his whole life At night, the boy dreamed of the water filled cave in the rock His nose was bleeding.He continued training The boys made a pause while he counted a hundred and sixty He thought that now if he tried, he could get through that long tunnel, but he was not going to try yet The author wrote, A curious, most unchildlike persistence, a controlled impatience, made him wait He understood how dangerous swimming through the tunnel could be He was frightened but he said to himself that if he did not do it now, he never would Eventually, he did it It happened in the morning, he went to the beach and swam through the tunnel When he came to the surface, he saw the local boys diving and playing half a mile away He did not want them He wanted nothing but to get back home and lie down He told his mother that he can stay underwater for three minutes The mother looked at him closely She noticed that his face was pale, he was strained His eyes were glazed looking She was worried She was ready to argue against his underwater swimming, but he gave in at once It was no longer of the least importance to go to the bay A reader can assume that when the boy becomes an adult he would be recognized for the great achievements The idea that if you set your mind to something, then you can accomplish it was expressed in Jerry s desire to getting through the tunnel and as a result, he did that After Jerry reached his goal, he no longer felt the desire to demonstrate it or to be congratulated by the other boys In the case of Jerry, the tunnel symbolizes the passage from childhood to adulthood In the story of the boy who went through the tunnel, the author represented people who are able to overcome difficulties Here is the link to the text of the story {Free Book} ë Through the Tunnel â Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answerWe ve taken some of the world s best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention 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