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Through the Tunnel

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Alicia Hawkins
Mr. Morris
World Literature
October 10th, 2011
In “Through The Tunnel” the protagonist Jerry wanted to venture off from his mother and go to another beach to check out what was there instead of going to the same beach with his mom where they go everyday. In the short story Dorris Taylor had mentioned that his mom’s arm was swinging after jerry had let go of her hand. Dorris had mentioned that the moms arm was red. I still don’t get why?
My experience was that I wanted to be just like a group of older teenagers so bad that when I was in 6th grade I tried dressing like them I tried everything I possibly could I really just wanted to be accepted. I couldn’t possibly think that I was not welcome in that group of kids but I had to realize that I couldn’t just force my way into their group they would have to like me to get in that group.
I had tried everything I could possibly try but none of it worked. I just couldn’t fit into that group of people the way I was trying. I finally went up to the group and introduced my self and asked if I could just hang out with them for a while and they got to know me they thought I was pretty cool so they let me in their group. It felt really good to finally be accepted by the older kids that I wanted to hang out with.
I had felt very different when I wasn’t accepted by the group I felt like I was some freak who would never possibly fit in to any group there was in school. After the experience I felt like I was finally Accepted by people I felt as if I set my heart to it I could do it. I learned that you arnt always going to be accepted by people right away it takes time for them to get to know you better its not just the way you dress it is the way you act your personality and the way you talk. I learned just be yourself.
Me and jerry’s experiences are alike because he was trying to fit in with a group of older group of kids and I was trying to fit in with a group of older teens that I really...


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