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Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories [Read] ➻ Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories ➸ Doris Lessing – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 som Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do Tunnel Creative PDF º 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 Through the Epub / into the light giving them the individual attention they deserve Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind As the words come to life students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literatureThe humor of Mark Twainthe suspense of Edgar Allan Poethe danger of Jack Londonthe the Tunnel Creative MOBI ñ sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.


10 thoughts on “Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories Doris LessingThrough the Tunnel is a short story written by British author Doris Lessing originally published in the American weekly magazine The New Yorker in 1955 Jerry a young English boy and his widowed mother are vacationing at a beach they have come to many times in years past Though the beach’s exact location is not given it is obviously in a foreign country Each tries to please the other and not to impose too many demands The mother is “determined to be neither possessive nor lacking in devotion” and Jerry in turn acts from an “unfailing impulse of contrition — a sort of chivalry”On the second morning Jerry mentions that he would like to explore a “wild and rocky bay” which he glimpsed from the path He wanted to act grown up and not constantly travel with his mother His conscientious mother sends him on his way with what she hopes is a casual air and Jerry leaves behind the crowded “safe beach” where he has always played A strong swimmer Jerry plunges in and goes so far out that he can see his mother only as a small yellow speck on the other beachLooking back to shore Jerry sees some boys strip off their clothes and go running down to the rocks and he swims toward them but keeps his distance The boys are “of that coast; all of them were burned smooth dark brown and speaking a language he did not understand To be with them of them was a craving that filled his whole body” He watches the boys who are older and bigger than he is until finally one waves at him and Jerry swims eagerly over As soon as they realize he is a foreigner though they forget about him but he is happy just to be among themJerry joins them in diving off a high point into the water for a while and then the biggest boy dives in and does not come up “One moment the morning seemed full of chattering boys; the next the air and the surface of the water were empty But through the heavy blue dark shapes could be seen moving and groping” Jerry dives down too and sees a “black wall of rock looming at him” When the boys come up one by one on the other side of the rock he “understood that they had swum through some gap or hole in it However he could see nothing through the stinging salt water but the blank rock” Jerry feels failure and shame yelling at them first in English and then in nonsensical French the “pleading grin on his face like a scar that he could never remove”The boys dive into the water all around him and he panics when they do not come back to the surface Only when he has mentally counted to 160 does he admit that they are gone for sure Believing they are leaving to get away from him he “cries himself out”He spends the next several days contemplating swimming through the rock tunnel himself and he practices holding his breath underwater After one round of practice his nose bleeds so badly that he becomes dizzy and nauseated and he worries that the same might happen in the tunnel that he really might die there trapped He resolves to wait until the day before he leaves when his mother says they will be gone in four days but an impulse overtakes him two days beforehand and he feels that he must make his attempt immediately — now or never “He was trembling with fear that he would not go; and he was trembling with horror at the long long tunnel under the rock under the sea”Once inside the tunnel he begins counting swimming cautiously feeling both victory and panic “He must go on into the blackness ahead or he would drown His head was swelling his lungs cracking He was no longer uite conscious” Even when he surfaces he fears “he would sink now and drown; he could not swim the few feet back to the rock”In Through the Tunnel the literal passage through the rock tunnel becomes a coming of age passage for Jerry Having accomplished his challenge he returns to his mother's company satisfied and confident of the future He does not feel it necessary to tell his mother of the monumental obstacle that he has overcomeتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز ششم ماه دسامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان از میان تونل؛ نویسنده دوریس لسینگ ؛ مترجم مهسا خلیلی؛ ‏‫تهران‬ چشمه، ‏‫1387؛ در 24ص؛ شابک 9789643625665؛ موضوع داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 20م‬‬لسینگ «از میان تونل» را در سال 1990 میلادی نوشته و منتشر کرده است نسخه اصلی این کتاب مجموعه‌ ای از چند داستان کوتاه است؛ اما در نسخه فارسی تنها یک داستان از آن از میان تونل گنجانده شده است؛ لسینگ در این داستان ماجرای پسر جوانی را نقل می‌کند که در تعطیلات خود در کنار دریا، تلاش می‌کند تا پایداری خود را هنگام شنا از میان تونلی در زیر آب به محک سنجش بگذارد؛ قهرمان داستان، «جری»، پسر یازده ساله ‮ای که در آستانه گذر از کودکی به جوانی است، به همراه مادرش در کشوری بیگانه تعطیلات تابستانی خویش را سپری میکند؛ یک روز به هنگام شنا با چند پسر بزرگتر از خودش برخورد میکند؛ پسر بزرگها از معبری زیر زمینی که‮ از اینسوی صخره به سوی دیگرش راه دارد، با شنا عبور میکنند؛ پسر که در ابتدا قادر به عبور نمیشود حس شکست و سرخوردگی پیدا میکند و سپس با تمرین بیشتر و با وجود خطر غرق شدن از معبر عبور میکند؛ این موفقیت حس استقلال از مادر و اعتماد به نفس را برای وی به‮ ارمغان میآورد؛میتوانید این داستان کوتاه را با برگردان برگردان جناب «شهریار گلوانی» در نشانی زیر بخوانید ا شربیانی


  2. Emily Logue Emily Logue says:

    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 freuented 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 uick 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


  3. Matea Matea says:

    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 upOn 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


  4. miakowsky miakowsky says:

    “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


  5. Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia says:

    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 narrativeThe 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 alsoThis feat reuires him to stretch himself and even put himself in perilMuch can be learned from this story about life and psychologyI 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 upI recomend this story to all people old enough to read it except maybe those children who are especially sensitive to peril andor blood These depictions are brief however and the reader is soon reassured


  6. Lucy Hutchinson Lucy Hutchinson says:

    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 readingThere was just the right amount of excitement and danger and such beautiful prose I really deserves an extra star from me


  7. Mateo (pokemon time!) Rivera ;) Mateo (pokemon time!) Rivera ;) says:

    this book is a good book although it has a very gory ending it is good and easy to understandThis 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? SPOILERyes


  8. Mike Narvaez Mike Narvaez says:

    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 expecting from this Nobel laureate


  9. Anatoly Anatoly says:

    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 herJerry 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 themNext 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 bleedingHe 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 downHe 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 bayA 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


  10. Himali Kothari Himali Kothari says:

    Some of the best stories are about ordinary events in the life of ordinary people A blip in the commonplace which could have gone unnoticed bit doesn'tA young boy attempts a swimming feat on his summer holiday Tension surfaces between a couple as they share a bottle of wine Three contractors ogle at a woman sunbathing on the roofDoris Lessing brings out the vagaries of human behaviour in her short stories


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10 thoughts on “Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Through the Tunnel Creative Short Stories Doris LessingThrough the Tunnel is a short story written by British author Doris Lessing originally published in the American weekly magazine The New Yorker in 1955 Jerry a young English boy and his widowed mother are vacationing at a beach they have come to many times in years past Though the beach’s exact location is not given it is obviously in a foreign country Each tries to please the other and not to impose too many demands The mother is “determined to be neither possessive nor lacking in devotion” and Jerry in turn acts from an “unfailing impulse of contrition — a sort of chivalry”On the second morning Jerry mentions that he would like to explore a “wild and rocky bay” which he glimpsed from the path He wanted to act grown up and not constantly travel with his mother His conscientious mother sends him on his way with what she hopes is a casual air and Jerry leaves behind the crowded “safe beach” where he has always played A strong swimmer Jerry plunges in and goes so far out that he can see his mother only as a small yellow speck on the other beachLooking back to shore Jerry sees some boys strip off their clothes and go running down to the rocks and he swims toward them but keeps his distance The boys are “of that coast; all of them were burned smooth dark brown and speaking a language he did not understand To be with them of them was a craving that filled his whole body” He watches the boys who are older and bigger than he is until finally one waves at him and Jerry swims eagerly over As soon as they realize he is a foreigner though they forget about him but he is happy just to be among themJerry joins them in diving off a high point into the water for a while and then the biggest boy dives in and does not come up “One moment the morning seemed full of chattering boys; the next the air and the surface of the water were empty But through the heavy blue dark shapes could be seen moving and groping” Jerry dives down too and sees a “black wall of rock looming at him” When the boys come up one by one on the other side of the rock he “understood that they had swum through some gap or hole in it However he could see nothing through the stinging salt water but the blank rock” Jerry feels failure and shame yelling at them first in English and then in nonsensical French the “pleading grin on his face like a scar that he could never remove”The boys dive into the water all around him and he panics when they do not come back to the surface Only when he has mentally counted to 160 does he admit that they are gone for sure Believing they are leaving to get away from him he “cries himself out”He spends the next several days contemplating swimming through the rock tunnel himself and he practices holding his breath underwater After one round of practice his nose bleeds so badly that he becomes dizzy and nauseated and he worries that the same might happen in the tunnel that he really might die there trapped He resolves to wait until the day before he leaves when his mother says they will be gone in four days but an impulse overtakes him two days beforehand and he feels that he must make his attempt immediately — now or never “He was trembling with fear that he would not go; and he was trembling with horror at the long long tunnel under the rock under the sea”Once inside the tunnel he begins counting swimming cautiously feeling both victory and panic “He must go on into the blackness ahead or he would drown His head was swelling his lungs cracking He was no longer uite conscious” Even when he surfaces he fears “he would sink now and drown; he could not swim the few feet back to the rock”In Through the Tunnel the literal passage through the rock tunnel becomes a coming of age passage for Jerry Having accomplished his challenge he returns to his mother's company satisfied and confident of the future He does not feel it necessary to tell his mother of the monumental obstacle that he has overcomeتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز ششم ماه دسامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان از میان تونل؛ نویسنده دوریس لسینگ ؛ مترجم مهسا خلیلی؛ ‏‫تهران‬ چشمه، ‏‫1387؛ در 24ص؛ شابک 9789643625665؛ موضوع داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 20م‬‬لسینگ «از میان تونل» را در سال 1990 میلادی نوشته و منتشر کرده است نسخه اصلی این کتاب مجموعه‌ ای از چند داستان کوتاه است؛ اما در نسخه فارسی تنها یک داستان از آن از میان تونل گنجانده شده است؛ لسینگ در این داستان ماجرای پسر جوانی را نقل می‌کند که در تعطیلات خود در کنار دریا، تلاش می‌کند تا پایداری خود را هنگام شنا از میان تونلی در زیر آب به محک سنجش بگذارد؛ قهرمان داستان، «جری»، پسر یازده ساله ‮ای که در آستانه گذر از کودکی به جوانی است، به همراه مادرش در کشوری بیگانه تعطیلات تابستانی خویش را سپری میکند؛ یک روز به هنگام شنا با چند پسر بزرگتر از خودش برخورد میکند؛ پسر بزرگها از معبری زیر زمینی که‮ از اینسوی صخره به سوی دیگرش راه دارد، با شنا عبور میکنند؛ پسر که در ابتدا قادر به عبور نمیشود حس شکست و سرخوردگی پیدا میکند و سپس با تمرین بیشتر و با وجود خطر غرق شدن از معبر عبور میکند؛ این موفقیت حس استقلال از مادر و اعتماد به نفس را برای وی به‮ ارمغان میآورد؛میتوانید این داستان کوتاه را با برگردان برگردان جناب «شهریار گلوانی» در نشانی زیر بخوانید ا شربیانی

  2. Emily Logue Emily Logue says:

    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 freuented 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 uick 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

  3. Matea Matea says:

    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 upOn 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

  4. miakowsky miakowsky says:

    “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

  5. Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia says:

    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 narrativeThe 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 alsoThis feat reuires him to stretch himself and even put himself in perilMuch can be learned from this story about life and psychologyI 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 upI recomend this story to all people old enough to read it except maybe those children who are especially sensitive to peril andor blood These depictions are brief however and the reader is soon reassured

  6. Lucy Hutchinson Lucy Hutchinson says:

    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 readingThere was just the right amount of excitement and danger and such beautiful prose I really deserves an extra star from me

  7. Mateo (pokemon time!) Rivera ;) Mateo (pokemon time!) Rivera ;) says:

    this book is a good book although it has a very gory ending it is good and easy to understandThis 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? SPOILERyes

  8. Mike Narvaez Mike Narvaez says:

    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 expecting from this Nobel laureate

  9. Anatoly Anatoly says:

    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 herJerry 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 themNext 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 bleedingHe 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 downHe 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 bayA 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

  10. Himali Kothari Himali Kothari says:

    Some of the best stories are about ordinary events in the life of ordinary people A blip in the commonplace which could have gone unnoticed bit doesn'tA young boy attempts a swimming feat on his summer holiday Tension surfaces between a couple as they share a bottle of wine Three contractors ogle at a woman sunbathing on the roofDoris Lessing brings out the vagaries of human behaviour in her short stories

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