Literary Analysis Essay on "Through the Tunnel"
The first thing that we did for this assignment was read Through the Tunnel, a beautiful short story by Doris Lessing, in which you see a young boy, named Jerry, move up Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, step by step. By the end of the piece, Jerry has swam through the underwater tunnel that he has been struggling to swim through the entire time that he and his mother have been on vacation. By the end of the story, he has successfully become mature and established himself as an individual person. Once we were done reading the story, we had to write a literary analysis essay about the story, and had to prove our thesis statement. Our body paragraph had to have an attention grabber, background information, and our thesis statement. Our three body paragraphs had to include a transitional sentence, evidence for that paragraphs (that were direct quotes from the passage), and commentary that was directly correlated to our evidence. Our body paragraph had to include a restatement of our thesis statement, personal commentary, and a concluding sentence.