Doris Lessing

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  • Through The Tunnel Doris Lessing Summary

    In Doris Lessing’s short story, “Through the Tunnel”, the Lessing teaches the reader about setting and achieving them. “Through the Tunnel” tells the story of a young English boy named Jerry whose mother allows him to go explore the bay. He meets a group of local boys and ends up swimming them. While swimming with the boys, Jerry discovers that the boys are swimming through an underwater tunnel. Eventually, the boys go off somewhere else and leave Jerry alone. Upset and lonely, Jerry swims around by himself and decides to find the tunnel that the boys were swimming through. When exploring the tunnel entrance, Jerry becomes determined to swim through the tunnel and make it to the other side. In “Through the Tunnel”, Doris Lessing uses…

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  • Short Story: Through The Tunnel By Doris Lessing

    “Through the Tunnel” In Doris Lessing’s short story, “Through the Tunnel”, the author teaches the reader about setting goals and achieving them. “Through the Tunnel” tells the story of a young English boy named Jerry who’s mother lets him go and allows him to explore the bay. While on the bay, he meets a group of boys who he ends up swimming with. While swimming with the boys, Jerry discovers that the boys are swimming through a tunnel underwater. Eventually, the boys go off somewhere else…

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  • Tuck Everlasting Analysis

    the short story, “Through the Tunnel” written by Doris Lessing, Jerry, an eleven-year-old boy on vacation with his mother, decides that he wants to go to the other beach. He tries to dive with the native boys but does not succeed his first try. So, instead of giving up, he does what he can to accomplish his goal of swimming through the tunnel. In the film, Tuck Everlasting by Jay Russell, Winnie, a sixteen-year-old girl who lives with her parents, wants to be herself and not a cookie cutter…

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  • Doris Lessing Through The Tunnel Symbolism

    Summer Essay 17 The challenges one faces by going through adolescence may vary vastly because each individual is unique. This lesson is shown in the short story by Doris Lessing, “Through The Tunnel.” A young boy, Jerry, takes a risk while on vacation with his mother to show himself he is no longer a child. He faces some challenges, and trains himself to accomplish going “through the tunnel.” In the short story, the author Doris Lessing, demonstrates the hardships one goes through adolescence…

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  • Adversity: Why Do People Become Resilient?

    Adversity is a factor in every person’s life, but not everyone is lucky enough to possess resilience. Resilience is the ability to prevail when faced obstacles in life. There are many methods people use to gain resilience, and there are many reasons why people cannot, but one reason why people never become resilient is because they live a life with unsupportive or detrimental parents. Elizabeth from the short story “Jericho” by Margaret Price and the boy from “Untitled” by Anonymous are key…

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  • Comparing Symbolism In 'The Bridge And' Through The Tunnel

    The three stories, "Through the Tunnel", "The Bridge", and "The Scarlet Ibis" all have some pretty deep messages behind the seemingly innocent stories. In "Through the Tunnel", it is about a boy named Jerry, who adventures to the big beach and discovers some new friends--the big boys. The big boys were jumping off a cliff into the water and disappearing for minutes at a time underwater. The curiosity began to take over Jerry as he tried to join the big boys in their adventure. Soon enough the…

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  • Doris Lessing Group Minds Analysis

    Doris Lessing’s persuasive piece called Group Minds, touches on the innate group behavior seen in humans. She first goes into depth about how, even more so those involved in Western society, humans as a whole tend to prefer being in a group over being alone. She emphasizes that, ironically, despite the claim to individuality we stick to groups. To emphasize this point, she points out the contradictory ideas, and backs up her statement by explaining studies on the human psyche in groups. Then,…

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  • Group Minds By Doris Lessing

    “Teach Your Children Well” In “Group Minds”, noted novelist Doris Lessing argues that humanity is bound by conditioning to submit to the norms and expectations of the group that has the majority in almost any given situation; and that armed with this information we do not use it to improve our lives or institutions. As a solution to this dilemma, she proposes the need to educate the public, specifically children, about this propensity and to teach them the methods in which they may combat…

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  • Hallucination In Film

    Table 6.0 Dreams & hallucinations, and it’s Signification in TV Chandran Films Film Dream (with screen time/scene no :) Signification 1 Ponthan Mada The climax sequence where Mada plunges into water,sheds his working cap, and swims across the water body to reach the other side, where his wife Karthu, and Sheema Thampuran are waiting for him ( 01:45:48 to 01:47:43) This signifies a kind of liberation, which never happened in his life, and finally he realizes his identity and becomes…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Group Minds By Doris Lessing

    Minds” In 1919 Doris Lessing was born in Persia, and was the daughter in a farmer family. Lessing attended a Roman Catholic convent and an all-girls high school in Rhodesia. By 1959 Lessing started writing a bunch of writings on fiction. A lot of her writing attracted the attention of scholar. One of her articles called “Group Minds”, is an article that presents the idea that we as humans are group animals and that we will never truly be an individual in the world, but her article is flawed…

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