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point of view, the narrator is able to make the theme clearly visible to the reader, which is that a rite of passage (swimming through the tunnel) is something that must be experienced by oneself and Jerry’s mother decision to “let him go” symbolizes a detachment from the family that must occur one day or another in everybody’s life. In conclusion, it is necessary to use the third person omniscient point of view because in this story, things must be described in detail and without a biased perspective (how the beach looked in Jerry’s eyes), a lot of essential information (what his mother thinks about letting Jerry go alone to the beach) about the story’s setting and its characters have to be given, thus providing the reader with a number of clues that help him or her render the story and all its elements in his/her mind, so that the theme can be comprehended and thought upon, thus fulfilling the author’s purpose of divulging his or her ideas.