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In order to accomplish or gain something one normally has to pass a challenge that may require many different qualities Throughout the short story Brothers Are The Same by Beryl Markham a young Masai boy Temas is in conflict with his own self-thoughts Hes not sure he can accomplish his goal of slaying a lion to become an unoto junior warrior A similar situation comes to another young boy named Jerry from the short story Through The Tunnel by Doris Lessing He is determined to go through an underwater tunnel that he saw some older French boys going through He wants to accomplish this goal before another summer passes by While the qualities needed to accomplish the tasks are similar what is needed to be done and how each individual changes after accomplishing their challenge is different In both stories both youths need courage and strength to get their goal done sufficiently Both youths when not facing their task have these attributes but when the real battle comes everything changes In Brothers Are The Same Temas knows that to be able to slay the lion he must have lots of courage and be strong In dreams he had he confronted the lion with casual courage andwith steadiness born of brave contempt -- and always he had won the swift duel with half a smile on his lips Markham 361 When he fights the lion in his dream he has all the qualities that are needed but when the situation comes in real life this differs Temas starts to fight the lion and Now it was different Now as he watched the place where the real lion lay he had no smileHe was Masai and legend said that no Masai had ever feared Yet in his mind Temas now trembled Markham 361 Also in the story Through The Tunnel Jerry knows that in able to go through the tunnel he must have the courage to actually
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