Jerry does not tell his mother about the feat he has accomplished—swimming all the way through the underwater tunnel through the rock—because he understands it would make his mother very worried about him. Telling her about the tunnel would only make her worry more.
Keeping this in consideration, why does Jerry agree to go home with his mother at the end of the story through the tunnel?
He is defeated by his attempts to swim through the tunnel. He needs to make more plans about how to become an adult. He want his mother to know that he still loves her.
Also, why does Jerry’s mother feel she is too protective? Jerry’s mother worries that she is too protective because she feels that she may be causing her son to feel obligated to be with her, a condition which can lead to his loss of independence. Jerry’s mother’s faith in him allows the boy the opportunity to become independent later.
Hereof, why does Jerry decide not to argue with his mother at the end of through the tunnel?
The final words in the story best summarise why Jerry did not challenge his mother’s instruction that he should not go swimming any more that day: It was no longer of the least importance to go to the bay. The reason for this is that he had just gone through an extremely difficult trial that he had put himself through.
How is Jerry’s Beach different from his mother’s?
They are older, tanner, and speak another language. They’re friendly at first, but leave when he starts acting silly. His mom tells him not to swim anymore that day and he agrees.