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    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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    Through The Tunnel

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    When experiencing the transition of maturity, what do children have to learn? Doris Lessing answers this in her short story “Through the Tunnel”. Jerry is an eleven year old English boy that wants adventure away from his sheltered life he has become accustomed to. He is on vacation at the beach with his mother when he encounters older boys that Jerry immediately looks up to. They swim through this underwater tunnel and Jerry gets inspired to accomplish this dangerous feat. He must learn to…

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    Through The Tunnel

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    Literary Criticism: “Through the Tunnel” Most people have never considered risking their lives to accomplish something out of pure determination. In the short story, “Through the Tunnel”, by Doris Lessing, the main character is Jerry, a young boy on vacation. Jerry loves to swim, but he gets sick of the same old, crowded, “safe” beach. Jerry tries a new place, filled with new and interesting adventures. After careful preparation, he accomplishes a potentially life defying adventure. Jerry is a…

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    “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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    Through The Tunnel

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    Jerry, the protagonist in Through the Tunnel, is very devoted to completing his mission. He has multiple difficulties that he has to face along the way. Jerry does everything it takes, no matter what the consequence may be. Nothing will limit Jerry from reaching his aspirations. Through the Tunnel, by Doris Lessing demonstrates how commitment can help reach a goal. When Jerry goes on a beach vacation with his mother he finds some rocks where there are other boys. He feels a certain need to be…

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    Through The Tunnel Greed

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    Jerry, the protagonist in Through the Tunnel, is very devoted to completing his mission. He has multiple difficulties that he has to face along the way. Jerry does everything it takes, no matter what the consequence may be. Nothing will limit Jerry from reaching his aspirations. Through the Tunnel, by Doris Lessing demonstrates how commitment can help reach a goal. When Jerry goes on a beach vacation with his mother, he finds some rocks where there are other boys. He feels a certain need to…

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    “Through the Tunnel” is about a boy who is kind of lonely and tries to complete a task that is important to himself that starts out to just be to impress some other boys. This short-story has three main settings that have importance to what it is trying to convey. Each of these settings show a different emotion and feeling for the story and to the boy, Jerry. They give a purpose and visualization to the story along with Jerry’s representation. He is represented in different ways in the three…

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    Introduction: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most well-known nerve entrapment syndromes. This occurs when the medial nerve is pressed at the wrist. As a result, this causes a tingling sensation and weakness in the wrist and hand. Patients who have CTS are probably suffering from Occupational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is due to a combination of factors, increased pressure on the median nerve and tendons rather than the actual nerve itself. CTS affects women twice as much as men and…

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    Healing Hands: 7 Helpful Ways To Curb Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Whether you're wrapping presents, changing a diaper, clicking away at the keyboard or simply trying to get a sound night's sleep, carpal tunnel symptoms can really cramp your style. Here are seven ways to heal your aching hands and get back to a relatively pain-free life. 1. Relax! Ever notice how tightly some people grip a pen or pencil between their fingers? That type of death grip puts a lot of pressure on all the muscles and…

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    “All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). In Doris Lessings, “Through The Tunnel” a young boy named Jerry overcomes many obstacles in his early life. Jerry is a typical eleven years old who would like to make friend. He pushes himself to the limit trying to do so. Jerry meets a group of foreign boys. His attempts in making friends do not work out. Soon after the encounter Jerry finds out about a tunnel through a rock. He tries to swim through the…

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