Rites of Passage
Through the Tunnel
Consider cultural rites & rites of passage. What are the meanings/implications of shaving? Of shaving another?
There are specific stages/circumstances when another person takes care of the basic hygiene of others....discuss.
What is the topic of the story? The theme?
This story is rife with symbolism about age, time, seasons. What symbols do you see and what do they. How do these affect tone/mood and help the author communicate the theme?