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The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors - The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors In serious fiction, no act of violence exists for its own sake. Graham Green, in his short story “The Destructors,” reveals certain intangible needs met through one central act of violence. One need we all have as humans is the need to be creative, to express ourselves, to use our imagination. All little boys use their imaginations, which is based on what they see in their environment, whether that be television or their own neighborhood....   [tags: Graham Greene The Destructors]
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Comparison and Contrast of The Destructors and The Rocking Horse Winner - Comparison and Contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence This comparison and contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence will center on selected parts of stories from the opening through the conclusion. I will seek to compare and contrast both authors’ choices of characters, themes, techniques of suspense, moral statements, and conclusions. “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” were both written in the third person by British authors and set in post war Great Britain....   [tags: The Destructors The Rocking Horse Winner] 889 words
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The Destructors - The gang members in Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” are catastrophic young children and teenagers who are unfortunately being greatly affected by their surroundings. Placed in wartime London, their town is in rubble from bombings. Peer pressure is no help when a destructive surrounding and vulnerable ages are strongly influencing the instinctive human behavior of the members, which causes many of their horrific actions. The characters of Greene’s short story are different in their own way. Mike is a childish young boy “at the age of nine [who] was surprised by everything” (50)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Graham Greene] 645 words
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Analysis on "The Destructors" by Graham Greene - ... This house is built by Christopher Wren, a famous architect. They leave Mr. Thomas, the occupant of the house to only live in his loo. I think this is a reaction that these youth gang have been so accustomed to seeing destruction such as bombing. They finally become the destructors themselves. Although they are not really enjoying and happy by destroying houses, they managed to do those things as challenge and bring them "fame". As a youth, they don't have any interest in any healthy activities such as sports, or education....   [tags: Teenagers, Morals]
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A Comparison of The Destructors and Lord of the Flies - A Comparison of The Destructors and Lord of the Flies        In Graham Greene's "The Destructors," the author presents the Wormsley Common car-park gang, a group of adolescent delinquents who commit petty crimes for fun. William Golding, in his novel Lord of the Flies, presents a slightly younger group of boys who are wrecked on an uninhabited island and develop a primitive society that eventually collapses and gives way to despotic savagery. Although these two cases seem rather different, the boys in both situations show common characteristics....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors - Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence] 879 words
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The Theme of Materialism in "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "The Destructors" - In D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" and Graham Greene's "The Destructors" the reader can immediately see both the differences as well as the similarities in both stories from the authors' choices of setting, tone, and characterization. The author's use of imagery and the plot in both stories makes it clear that materialism can play a great part in how people's attitudes and behavior are affected and altered towards others because of a lifestyle filled with misfortune. In "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner", the authors' background and writing dispositions are very similar....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1164 words
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A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "The Destructors" - A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene In both stories, "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene we see the common theme of wanting to be envied by others because of what we have or can do. The need to do better, have prestige and more power than anyone else is a very common human conflict that is dealt with on all levels of humanity. The emotional environment that man grows and develops in plays a factor in how he approaches everyday life....   [tags: Literary Themes] 1242 words
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Theme of Creativity in The Destructors - Conditions within various regions often restrict freedoms and creativity of the individual, as a result of human experiences, an individual may commit an act of violence, intended with a different goal, not just that of destruction. In "The Destructors," the author uses diction, setting, and syntax to unveil a general truth of an aspect of human nature: creativity. The poignant use of diction throughout the short story, mostly in the action segment, subliminally demonstrated the positive aspects of destruction....   [tags: Graham Greene] 513 words
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D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner, and Graham Green’s The Destructors - There are many differences and similarities between Graham Green’s “The destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking-Horse Winner.” “The Destructors” has flat characters, which strive to be the first gang to destroy a home, in efforts to prove themselves to other gangs in the area. In this story, they set out to demolish Old Misery’s gorgeous home. While in “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Paul’s goal is to help his family become wealthy. Another difference is that the setting of "The Destructors" is in Great Britain....   [tags: compare, contrast]
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Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors - Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors In D.H. Lawerence's short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and Grahm Greene's “The Destructors, there are many truths to consider.  Although these two stories are considerably different, the message is the same.  Whether in a life-like story, such as “The Destructors”, or a fantacy, like “The Rocking Horse Winner”, the seeds of materialism are planted and nourished in lives of the characters.  The aspects of materialism in these two stories develop desired conclusions by its characters.  In order to understand the similar message of Greene short story “The Destructors” and Lawerence's “The Rocking Horse Winner”, one must sc...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Destructors - Characters Trevor (T) : A silent, decided, and seemingly frustrated teenager . He speaks nothing more than needed and " yes" or " no" forms most of his answers. He becomes a member of the gang because he wants to take revenge of a society in which his parents have come down. His father, formerly an architect, is working as a clerk ; and his mother considers herself better than the neighbors. This leaves T with nothing better to do than join the local gang. In the destruction of Old Misery's house, he is given the ability to lash out at the world in response to the misfortune it beset onto him....   [tags: European Literature] 749 words
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Suspense Used as a Ploy to Keep the Reader Engaged in The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Most Dangerous” Game by Richard Connell - ... Since Blackee ultimately decided to stay and adhere to T.’s malevolent plan to literally destroy Old Misery, The Wormsley Common Carpark Gang succeeded in doing just that. His crew wasn’t abandoned; ironically, they rendered a middle-of-the-road interest in whether or not Blackee took part in their endeavors. It seemed to be a shame that he made a decision somewhat based off the welfare of the crew and they disregarded him but even more pity to the man who lost his home and everything he owned....   [tags: hunt, survive, conflict]
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