Through the Tunnel Questions and Answers
by Doris Lessing

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Discuss how the character trait of determination in Jerry in "Through the Tunnel" advances the plot of the short story.

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The character of Jerry and his decision to swim through the tunnel so he can join the older boys is at the center of Doris Lessing ’s story. The plot is resolved when Jerry succeeds and then realizes that being with the other boys no longer matters to him, and he also brags to his mother about how...

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