tamas and jerry Essay

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The day that the boys are sent out to fight and kill the lion Temas is more that scared, he is petrified. The tribe circles around the lion and it has to choose which of the dozen people he wants to attack. The lion decides to go after a different boy, so Temas throws a rock at the lion to help out himself and Medoto. Medoto learns that Temas is just trying to help him become a warrior and allows the girl to choose which boy she prefers to marry. Reaching adulthood in America means turning eighteen. In the stories “Brothers Are the Same” by Beryl Markham and “ Through the Tunnel” by Doris Lessing, attaining adulthood means much more. The main characters Temas and Jerry achieve manhood through life and death situations. The two characters succeed in different ways as they quest for manhood.

In the beginning the two characters must achieve manhood. Jerry, a young boy who sees a group of boys swim through an underground tunnel wants to prove to himself that he too can be man enough to do that. To achieve his goal before his summer vacation ends, Jerry practices daily to reach that goal. Temas, a boy from the Masai tribe is going through the same concept. He wants to prove to his tribe that he is strong and brave. In order to do that he must kill a lion and become a warrior, but not only does he want to become a warrior, Temas wants to impress a girl from his tribe who he intends to marry, but killing the lion is only one of tamas’ problems. One of his worst enemies, Medoto also like the same girl as Temas. Temas is determined to win her over and the only way to do that is to make sure he is the one who kills that lion.

Next, in order for Jerry to accomplish his goals, he practices holding his breath to know whether or not he could go all the way through. Exactly one day before his vacation ends, Jerry decides to overcome his fears and try to swim all the way through the underground tunnel. He knows the task will test the training he’s put himself through but his determination helps him push through. Jerry almost gives up, but he succeeds and now knows he has the courage to do such a thing. Temas is very nervous about his competition against Medoto and the other boys in his tribe. The day that the boys are sent out to fight and kill the lion Temas is more than scared, he is petrified. The tribe circles around the lion and it has to choose which of the dozen people he wants to attack. The lion decides to go after a different boy, so Temas throws a rock at the lion to help out himself and Medoto. Medoto learns that Temas is just trying to help him mature into a warrior and allows the girl to choose which boy she prefers to marry. Reaching adulthood in America means turning eighteen. In the stories “Brothers Are the Same” by Beryl Markham and “ Through the Tunnel” by Doris Lessing, attaining adulthood means much more. The main characters Temas and Jerry achieve manhood through life and death situations. The two characters succeed in different ways as they quest for manhood.

In the beginning the two characters must achieve manhood. Jerry, a young boy who sees a group of boys swim through an underground tunnel wants to prove to himself that he too can be man enough to do that. To achieve his goal before his summer vacation ends, Jerry practices daily to reach that goal. Temas, a boy from the Masai tribe is going through the same concept. He wants to prove to his tribe that he is strong and brave. In order to do that he must kill a lion and become a warrior, but not only does he want to become a warrior, Temas wants to impress a girl from his tribe who he intends to marry, but killing the lion is only one of tamas’ problems. One of his worst enemies, Medoto also like the same girl as Temas. Temas is determined to win her over and the only way to do that is to make sure he is the one who kills that lion.

Next, in order for Jerry to accomplish his goals, he practices holding his breath to know whether or not he…