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Sean Daehn Through The Tunnel In this short story “Through The Tunnel” by Dorris Lessing a young boy named Jerry wants to be able to dive like he saw a group of older boys doing. While he was on vacation in Hawaii, he spent every waking moment going to “his beach” and practiced holding his breath under water. Then, on the day that they were going to leave, he goes and tries to swim through the tunnel and he succeeds. Over all, the theme throughout the story is persistence because, if you really want something and keep trying, then you will get it. This theme occurs often in this story, he saw the older boys jumping off of the rock and he wanted to so he tried and he jumped. Then, he saw them swim through the underwater tunnel and he wanted so badly to do that, he did nothing else the entire vacation besides try to complete the task. This also shows that he is becoming more mature. In the beginning, the story says that he walked behind his
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