Symbolism In Through The Tunnel

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In the story “Through the Tunnel” Jerry decides to go off on his own to new places. These new places symbolizes something different. Through the description of the settings of the beach, bay, and tunnel, you can find symbolism of coming of age and maturity into adultery. The beach symbolizes childhood. Jerry doesn’t have to worry about anything because his mother is watching him. He can play with no care in the world. The descriptions of the setting that lead me to think the beach symbolizes child are when it says things such as “safe”, “familiar”, “My mother is always there watching”. Growing up is what symbolizes the bay. Jerry has to start worrying about things, making friends is one of them when he first gets there. He worries about

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