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Through the Tunnel

Summary: This essay deals with independence. Doris Lessing's short story, "Through the Tunnel," is about a dependant `mummy's boy' named Jerry who struggles through a tough journey to achieve independence. As the story continues he encounters a group of boys, which he wants to be accepted by. This encounter with the boys causes him to change. He sets himself a challenge to allow him to gain a sense of independence.
Doris Lessing's short story, "Through the Tunnel," is about a dependant `mummy's boy' named Jerry who struggles through a tough journey to achieve independence. As the story continues he encounters a group of boys, which he wants to be accepted by. This encounter with the boys causes him to change. He sets himself a challenge to allow him to gain a sense of independence.

At first Jerry is a childish and dependant boy. He is seen as a spoilt and `mother clinging' child. At one occasion his mother decides to leave the bay without Jerry, but the quotes "Contrition sent him running after her" and "And he almost ran after her again" clearly shows his dependency on his mother.

As the story develops, Jerry encounters a group of boys swimming nearby. He begins to crave to be with them, "To be with them, of them, was a craving...

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