In both stories, the main characters are young boys, who have very different personalities. Paul, in "Rocking-Horse Winner" is an innocent boy, who does not know much about the world around him. Paul’s mother lacks the ability to love, and feels that she is “truly lucky in many ways” (Lesson 7 outline). Moreover, she had expensive taste, desired to have nice things, and wanted to maintain a good social standing in her community. His desire to help his mother was the driving force for her young son, Paul. His ambition, which was driven by his desire to be lucky, depicts a moral message for the Christian reader. Paul was a spiritually empty child, who could have turned to God, instead of relying on luck, to achieve his goals. In "The Destructors," the main character "T,” short for Trevor, was raised in a wealthy English family, but then was forced into poverty after the war. Because of the tragedies in his life, he joined a gang, and began a rebellious stage against all that h...
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