She looked impatient, then smiled. And then, once, while he was clinging to the black wall, his knees came up and shot his feet out forward and they met no obstacle. Again he thought of octopuses, and wondered if the tunnel might be filled with weed that could tangle him.
If he died there, he would lie until one day — perhaps not before next year — those big boys would swim into it and find it blocked. After a time, his heart quieted, his eyes cleared, and he sat up. He very much wanted to be with them. Here is the link to the text of the story: Yes, she was still there, a yellow spot under an orange umbrella.
Jerry yelled in warning, the other boys looked at him idly and turned their eyes back toward the water.
In a minute, he had swum in and was on the rocks beside them, smiling with a desperate, nervous supplication. Read more Going to the shore on the first morning of the vacation, the young English boy stopped at a turning of the path and looked down at a wild and rocky bay, and then over the crowded beach he knew so well from other years.
As he went lower, he saw that spread among small promontories and inlets of rough, sharp rock, and the crisping, lapping surface showed stains of purple and darker blue.
Finally, as he ran sliding and scraping down the last few yards, he saw an edge of white surf and the shallow, luminous movement of water over white sand, and, beyond that, a solid, heavy blue.
The theme of this story is individualism.
The roof was sharp and pained his back. However, Jerry is a person who likes to push himself to the limits and enjoys a challenge. He rushed to the villa and found his mother at her supper. Soon she walked slowly up the path, swinging her striped bag, the flushed, naked arm dangling beside her.
They came running, naked, down to the rocks. She looked at him closely. The rock, lately weighted with boys, seemed to rear up out of the water as their weight was removed.
He looked up once at the empty sky, filled his lungs once, twice, and then sank fast to the bottom with the stone. He went, before his mother could consider the complicated rights and wrongs of the matter. It was no longer of the least importance to go to the bay. On the edge of a small cape that marked the side of the bay away from the promontory was a loose scatter of rocks.
His nose bleeds profusely and he struggles to make it to shore and back to the villa. As he came up for air he saw the boys snickering at him and Jerry decided he must do this to impress the boys and have them like him.
It was not his beach. Immediately the rest of them dived in.
He thought that now if he tried, he could get through that long tunnel, but he was not going to try yet. With these qualities Jerry is easy to get along with. He was an only child, eleven years old. He had passed several classes at a diving school.Jerry convinced his mother to buy him goggles, which he needed to see where the tunnel begins.
On the day before Jerry and his mother were leaving for home, Jerry decided that it was the time to show what he was made of, and swim through the tunnel. He prepared himself, and dived. Doris Lessing’s Through the Tunnel: The story, Through the tunnel, is about a boy named Jerry and is 11 years old.
In this story a Jerry. Through the Tunnel 1 Through the Tunnel By Doris Lessing Going to the shore on the first morning of the vacation, the young English Jerry dived, shot past the school of underwater swimmers, saw a black wall of rock looming at him, touched it, and bobbed up at once to the surface, where.
English Period 11 10/20/13 Task 1 In the selection, “Through the Tunnel” by Doris Lessing, a young English boy called Jerry struggles with his dependence on others. At the beginning of the story, Jerry is dependent on his mother. Through the Tunnel - Steps of Jerry's Journey study guide by barrett_english includes 17 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more.
Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. To bring closure to our study of the Hero‟s Journey, we will read Doris Lessing‟s short story “Through the Tunnel;” adolescents can identify with the plight of Jerry— either being part of a single parent family, or being faced with an important issue that.Download