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    Instructor Freshwater Thesis Statement: Both Greene’s “The Destructors” and Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, particularly the climax of each story, illustrate a powerful preoccupation with the ruining of lives because of a desire to control the material world. Outline: I. Introduction--thesis statement as well as introductory material regarding the two texts to be referenced. II. The Destructors--a discussion of Greene’s story a. major plot points from the

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    Blackie’s Character in “The Destructors” In the story, “The Destructors,” Blackie changes from being the dominant protagonist character to being the somewhat antagonistic character in the story. Considering the three criteria that are necessary for developing a convincing character, Blackie is a very compelling character throughout “The Destructors” that helps with his development into a very credible character throughout the story. The criteria necessary for developing a convincing character

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    The Destructors, by Graham Greene Samantha Webber 10/13/17 A villain is someone who commits deplorable actions against others by going out of their way to inflict harm on others. In Destructors by Graham Greene, the character Trevor “T.” is presented as an evil person with malicious intent, and is a villain because he is unsympathetic to others and destroyed someone’s home that meant very much to them. The nature of villainy allows the reader to understand the theme of code of behavior. T

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    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

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    relation to the good of other people. Renowned author Graham Greene explores this theme from what some people believe to be a Christian perspective in his many of his works. Although two of Graham Greene’s short stories, “The Basement Room” and “The Destructors,” are neither clearly redemptive or biblical, it is very possible that the stories are written from a Christian worldview because of their parallels to the nature and consequences of sin, and Greene’s criticism of selfish human behavior. “The Basement

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    Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” (1954) is set in London nine years after the end of World War II. The protagonist is Trevor who is the new leader of the Wormsley Common Gang. Trevor leads the gang to destroy an old house that belongs to an old gentleman named Mr. Thomas, whom the boys call Old Misery. Symbol is one element that supports the plot. The “Glossary of Terms” defines symbol as follows: “Something that means more than what it is; an object, person, situation, or action that in addition

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    shooting of Florence with slingshots and marbles. With the help of his lawyer, Brandon was able to avoid being tried as an adult, and he was sentenced to six months of probation as well as one hundred hours of community service. In the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, vandalism is a major theme. Some see vandalism as a stress reliever, while in Brandon’s case, it as a nuisance punishable by law. Greene notes that “destruction after all is creation” (111), meaning vandalism can create beauty

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    story "The Destructors" as he expresses his view of the instability of post-World War II in England. The boys in the story have lost their innocence having forced to give up their childhood to the bombings and destruction of war. The boys reflect the trauma England experienced in the war and the drastic changes made after the war. Forced to give up their childhood and innocence, the boys turn to causing mischief in town, along with destroying a specific house. This house in "The Destructors," symbolizes

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    The Destructors Analysis

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    “The Destructors,” is a story about a group of guys that call their group the “Wormsley Common Gang.” Their gang is made up of T(Trevor), he was involved with the gang all summer, then decided to own up on his leadership skills and became the leader. Blackie was the leader of the gang before Trevor. Mike, is sort of the “surprised one,” he was stunned when Trevor joined their gang. Joe is the next on the list, he always agrees first when it comes to a destructive plan. Next, is Summer, he is called

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    Stephen Alexander Smith Miss Shackel AP English Literature 13 September 2017 A Changing Class System War brings chaos and death, but it also serves to change society. Graham Greene’s short story The Destructors takes place in London, England during the 1950’s, when England is slowly rising out of the rubble and devastation caused by World War II only 9 years ago. During the time before the World Wars, England had a stern social order that made it extremely difficult for someone to achieve higher

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