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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]

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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]

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Analysis on "The Destructors" by Graham Greene

- "The Destructors" written by Graham Greene as a third person view. The story set in London nine years after the end of World War II. People survived from "The Blitz". The Blitz "was Nazi Germany's sustained aerial bombing campaign against Britain in World War Two."(The Blitz) Everything was in chaos, people lost their home, slept in the underground station and lost their hope for the future. The story is about a group of teenage boys who formed a gang and call themselves as the "Wormsley Common Gang"....   [tags: Teenagers, Morals]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Destructors ' By Graham Greene

- Readers often come across two major types of fictions, commercial and literary. Commercial fiction entertains the audience meanwhile literary fiction focuses more on social conflicts. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, is a short story that imparts that destruction can be a form of creation. It is an adventurous reading full of action that ends in the a destruction of a man’s home. In which a group of boys whom are apart of the Wormsley Common Gang are responsible. After a bombing in London people from different classes unite like Trevor and his family....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Genre fiction, Novel]

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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]

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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 ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Nuclear Weapons: Destructors Or Saviors?

- When one thinks of complete and total annihilation, the plumage of an infamous mushroom cloud is undoubtedly an image which comes to mind. This ominous image is ". . . a tiger which must be looked in the eye," (Looking the Tiger in the Eye, 1982). The reason for which we must examine the issue of nuclear weapons, is best stated in the words of J. Robert Oppenheimer, ". . . until we have looked this tiger in the eye, we shall ever be in the worst of all possible dangers, of which we may back into him." In an attempt to prevent ourselves from backing into this proverbial tiger, we will discuss the following subheadings of nuclear arms: should countries dismantle their...   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]

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Causes And Effect Of Bee Decline Since The United States

- Introduction to Causes of Bee Decline in the United States: In the U.S.A., there are an estimated 2.74 million colonies of honey bees. While this may seem like good news, it’s not. Bees have been rapidly declining and disappearing since 2006. The winter of 2006-2007 was a harsh year for beekeepers. Many lost a large majority, or all of their bees due to a strange new disorder known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”. Since then, many studies and surveys have gone out to gauge just how deep the losses from CCD are....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Varroa destructor]

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Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken

- Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken Life's stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. "The Destructors", written by Graham Green, and "The Rocking Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence. When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and each authors approach. Also consider the intent and mood each author sets forth. In the story " The Destructors" the setting is in a London car park called Northwood Terrace, nine years concluding World War II....   [tags: essays papers]

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The, The Rocking Horse Winner And The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe

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World War I Was A Time Of Tension And Death

- World War I was a time of tension and death for Europe. This war sparked the build of two opposing political forces called the Allies and the Central Powers. The war was weakened due to the use of trench warfare. Trenches were dug out on each opposing side in order to shelter the soldiers from their enemies. The living conditions in these trenches caused at least two million deaths by the closing of the war. Towards the end of the war, a group made up mostly young persons arose, called the “Lost Generation”....   [tags: World War I, World War II, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber

- Would you rather have something or be something. Or have you ever stopped to think what the difference was between having and being. In actuality having and being are two totally different things and the purpose of this paper will be to provide evidence of the differences. Throughout this paper many different short stories and poems will be referenced in order to adequately describe the meaning of having or being. Some of these include My Last Duchess, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Everyday Use, and The Destructors, The remaining portion of this paper will describe the differences between having or being set by examples from short stories and poems that have been analyzed....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Happiness, Bolesław Prus]

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Researching the Effect of Cultural Diversity on Group Work Outcomes

- ABSTRACT This paper analyses the relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes (satisfaction with workgroup, and workgroup performance) in multicultural organizations, in the presence of moderating variables of intragroup conflicts (task, relationship and process conflicts). Literature review suggests that cultural diversity negatively affects workgroup outcomes and triggers conflicts. Analysis of empirical data collected from employees of multicultural organizations produces results in line with the literature and suggests that there is negative relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes, while intragroup conflicts have a strong moderating effect on th...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]

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Eyewitness Testimony And False Imprisonment Based On Eyewitness

- Eyewitness testimony and false imprisonment based on eyewitness First off I would like to say eyewitness testimony is very questionable the human mind is very complexed and there are many issues with eyewitness testimony. One factor of eyewitness testimony was poor encoding in the brain or memory at the time of the event. Which means our mind did not process the memory correctly or has changed it in any way. When most people are endangering them only see the danger, not the person that is causing the danger or harm to them....   [tags: Psychology, Brain, Eyewitness identification]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Kindertransport '

- The Destructors takes place in what was left of London after the German bombings during WWII. Much of the city had been destroyed, yet somewhere between the ruins remained a relic of London’s former glory. Dubbed “Old Misery” by the “Wormsley Common Gang” this enchanting house becomes the victim of demented destruction. Some might see some sort of irony or deeper meaning in the destruction of this grand estate, however all I see is a bunch of juvenile delinquents with no adult supervision running around a dilapidated London doing whatever they please....   [tags: Gang, Criminology, Crime, English-language films]

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The World War II ( 1939-1945 )

- The Destructors After the World War II (1939-1945), London is rebuilding its city after it suffered from continues bombings. Many well know architectural structures build by famous architect was destroyed and only a few were barely standing. Mr. Thomas referred as “Old Misery” lives and owned this old house that survived the blitz in which he was stingy with his money to remodel the beautiful house. However, Wormsley Common Gang an adolescent male gang named after the place where they reside planned to destroy this beautiful, old architectural house and leaves nothing but memories....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, Mind, Thought]

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The 012 By Graham Greene

- In the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, there is a gang of adolescents who call themselves the Wormsley Common Gang who are living in London surrounded by the aftermath of World War II. They all spend their time in a car parking lot that is next to a two hundred year old house belonging to an old man named Mr. Thomas or as they call him Old Misery. Trevor, one of the new recruits, is infatuated with Old Misery’s house and doesn’t say no when invited inside. Later on he goes back to his gang and suggest the idea of destroying the house while Old Misery is gone for a couple days....   [tags: World War II, Sociology, World War I]

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Use of Brucellosis in Bioterrorism

- Bioterrorism Brucellosis is a very threatening biological weapon in the sense that it does not cause fatality, but incapacitates its victims. Not only this, but it is hard to diagnose since the symptoms it induces are extremely nonspecific. Bioterrorism has existed for countless years, and there is no doubt that it will be used in the future. The only thing we have to worry about now is how it will be put to use. Despite going through the trouble of setting up pacts to prevent the use of biological weapons, its presence continues to cause problems on a worldwide scale....   [tags: Biological Terrorism Terrorist]

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The Force of Evil

- The Force of Evil "And something had come to life…It was a kind of shadow, a poisonous blackness filled with bewildered loathing. …something hateful and unspeakable in the souls of men." An apparent introduction is made in the three works, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, The Child by Tiger by Thomas Wolfe, and The Destructors by Graham Greene; the unwelcome but necessary introduction to the sinful nature of mankind, to evil without limits, and without cause. When confronted with the presence of evil around them, the characters react in very different ways....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Colony Collapse Disorder ( Ccd )

- It was erroneously believed for decades that the bee is a creature without enemies or threats to its survival, but this myth was proven incorrect when a number of factors seriously afflicted bee populations and their numbers began to drop off. Many of the threats to the honeybee originate from humans, having created toxic environments and dangerous elements that impact the honeybee in ways that were never before imagined. Some threats have causes that remain a mystery, so preventing them is difficult at this point....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Honey]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 14

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Dancing to Dissonance: The Philippino Culture and Natural Disasters

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The Extinction Of The Disappearing Bees

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Technology's Effect on the Future

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Permafrost Melting and its Potential Impact in the North

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Analysis Of Voltaire 's ' The Candide ' And ' Gulliver 's Travels '

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The Effects Which a Natural Disaster can have on a Country

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Permafrost Melting and its Potential Impact on Northern Canada

- Northern Canada, usually experiencing very low temperatures, are now receiving much warmer temperatures which has started to give rise to many issues. One of the main challenges facing Northern Canada due to the warmer weather is the melting of the Permafrost and the destruction that it is causing to both living and non-living organisms. The word ‘Permafrost’ refers to a ground that remains “at or below the freezing point for at least two consecutive years” (Bone, 52). In Canada, almost 76% of the land is occupied by the Arctic and Subarctic regions, which has a combination of continuous, discontinuous and sporadic permafrost (Bone, 52)....   [tags: environment, climate changes, temperature]

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Should Gun Control Laws Be Stricter?

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The Second Direct Effect On Social Change

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Wendy Lower Is A Professor Of History At Claremont Mckenna College And A Research Associate

- Wendy Lower is a Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College and a research associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Lower is also a historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has published numerous articles and books on the Holocaust and conducted archival research and fieldwork in central and eastern Europe since 1992. Some of her published works include The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia and Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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The Destruction from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Responses from the Maldives' Government

- The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the deadliest and most destructive in recent history. It was even catastrophic for a country like Maldives that never experienced disasters of such scale. While some of the islands in Maldives were completely destroyed and a significant number of lives lost; the damages to economy, infrastructure, environment and human psyche was immeasurable (Pardasani, 2006, p. 80). Having only dealt with storm surges and localized flooding, “there were no operational plans or capacity to deal with a disaster of this magnitude” in Maldives (Government of Maldives, et al., 2005, p....   [tags: earthquake, damages, recovery]

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- In his opinionated book, From Bauhaus to Our House, Tom Wolfe describes his views on the way architecture has framed our modern world. He frames his book long essay with an excerpt from America the Beautiful, "O Beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, has there ever been another place on earth where so many people of wealth and power have paid for and put up with so much architecture they detested as within thy blessed borders today. . . . Every child goes to school in a building that looks like a duplicating-machine replacement-parts wholesale distribution warehouse ....   [tags: World War II, United States, Modernism]

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How is the extinguishing of the Jewish and Native American races similar?

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A Plan For a Complete Intelligence Collection Operation against North Korea

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Mercury Drugstore Has Withstood the Test of Time in the Phillipines

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Canadian Government’s Compensations for Japanese Canadians Interments in World War Two

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Dreaming Various Amount Of People Experiences Different Effects

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Homosexuals : A Life Long Commitment Under God

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