I just recently read this story for my 10th Grade Honors English class, and I enjoyed it greatly. He prepared himself, and dived. As soon as she had bought the goggles, he grabbed them from her hand as if she were going to claim them for herself, and was off, running down the steep path to the bay. He did not want them. When I first heard this coming-of-age story by Doris Lessing on Sunday afternoon radio, I was captivated. Within her writings Lessing tends to have the protagonist of the story free themselves from a mental problem.
Will to survive: Jerry felt like he wasn't going to make it during the last stretch of the tunnel, but he just kept pushing and finally, he resurfaced. Would you be willing to do what Jerry does? They shouted cheerful greetings at him, and then, as he preserved his nervous, uncomprehending smile, they understood that he was a foreigner strayed from his own beach, and they proceeded to forget him. It was as if he already felt its sharpness about his shoulders. Characters are somewhat one dimensional. Theme Growing up isn't easy. Without the right tools and support to make this rite of passage, they limp into adulthood, bearing the full weight of their unhealed hurts and traumas.
It was as if he had eyes of a different kind — fish eyes that showed everything clear and delicate and wavering in the bright water. Then he chose the biggest stone he could carry and slipped over the edge of the rock until half of him was in the cool, enclosing water and half in the hot sun. I think it may have been my favorite by Rebekah Morris so far. You couldn't be in 12th grade in one subject and 7th in another, could you? The New Yorker, New York, 1995. Two greyish shapes steered there, like long, rounded pieces of wood or slate. I like you : At , said.
An interesting, fast paced, captivating and easy to understand piece. It slips into your heart and settles there to tell an unforgettable tale. Jerry Analysis of Characters Jerry is determined, persistent, and slightly hot-headed. Jerry is desperate to find the opening of the tunnel, but the saltwater is stinging his eyes. Then he saw, above his head, a crack running up through the rock. His nose was bleeding, and the blood had filled the goggles.
Being home educated during her school years was great, except for writing. Jerry finally reaches his goal: successful passage through the tunnel. He felt he was accepted, and he dived again, carefully, proud of himself. 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. Or just go straight back to the villa, if you like. I would really have loved to get a few more scenes from his perspective, since I was intrigued every time we got a glimpse of his thoughts and attitudes.
At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and later had two children. Themes: Pride: Because of Jerry's pride, he pushed himself to be able to dive off the rock and swim through the tunnel with the bigger boys. Point of View Through the Tunnel is told in third person omniscient. After one round of practice, his so badly that he becomes , and he worries that the same might happen in the tunnel, that he really might die there, trapped. The great rock the big boys had swum through rose sheer out of the white sand, black, tufted lightly with greenish weed.
A thrilling scenario of goal-setting and achieving. Together, the pieces of the story stand tall. John Lee Clark, author of Where I Stand: On the Signing Community and My DeafBlind Experience Angie C. What are the themes of the story? He let go of his anchor, clung with his hands to the edges of the hole, and tried to push himself in. His head knocked against something; a sharp pain dizzied him.
Climax At this point Jerry is finally out of the tunnel and he moves to the rock to rest himself. I know families for sure who are as sweet and loving as they are, but their instant choice to adopt two kids out of the blue, smack-dab in the middle of the Christmas season, just seemed unnatural to me. There was no one to see him, and he cried himself out. The others stood about, watching. Although he can see the entrance to the hole, he cannot see past it. Falling Action Jerry goes back to the villa and tries to cover his nosebleed.
When Jerry sees the boys swimming in the water below and then pop out on top of the rocks, he decides to check it out and see what is down there. I hope that strikes you. Jerry kept swimming and counting the seconds, until he came to a point with a darkness up ahead and no more oxygen left in his system. The with regard to is over again used synonymously with the dub antibiotic; today, no matter how, with increased discernment of the causative At , Anonymous said. Decorum is always advisable At , Anonymous said. It is about a personal journey and struggle to find himself and set himself apart.