The Destructors

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  • The Destructors

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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

  • Character Analysis Of Blackie In The Destructors

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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

  • The Nature Of Villain In The Destructors By Graham Greene

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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

  • A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "The Destructors"

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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

  • The Basement Room, By Graham Greene

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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

  • The Destructors Analysis

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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

  • The Decline Of British Bees

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    The Decline of British Bees There are over 1500 insect species that are thought to help with pollination in the UK. Virtually any insect that visits flowers can carry out pollination. This includes the best known, the bees along with butterflies, hoverflies, a few beetles and moths. Bees are a massive component in ecological systems with 78-94% of wild plant species and 75% of crop species pollinated by animals and provide important social and economic aids to humans through crop pollination and

  • The Destructors Quote And Destruction

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    Graham Greene was an English author. Graham Greene was the author of the novel, “The Destructors.” Within the novel is the quote, “and destruction after all is a form of creation.” The quote is a rare one, putting such differences with one another to make the idea seem confusing. In all reality, the quote is quite simple. Humans are a prime example of creation from destruction. Humans go through many emotional conflict throughout their lives. There comes a time in nearly every person’s life in

  • Literary Devices In The Destructors

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    “The Destructors” “The Destructors” is a short fiction story by Graham Greene. The setting of the story is in London 9 years after the conclusion of World War II. The short story has to do with a group of teenage boys who call themselves the Wormsley Common gang, named after the area they live in. As a result of World War II, the area that the teenagers live in has been destroyed and many properties lay in ruins with the exception of one house. This is the house of Mr. Thomas who is known as “Old

  • Destructors By Graham Greene

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    Class, After reading “Destructors” by Graham Greene I am convinced to believe this statement fits very well with the story. I had to reread this short story, because I missed important pieces the first time. The reason the gang wants to hurt Thomas or ‘Old Misery’ is because he gave the gang what he said was chocolate, and in reality it was not. This made the gang think Thomas was trying to be smart with them, and the gang said they would get even. The gang then chose to do this by destroying the

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