Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 graham greene had encapsulated the conflicts in a society through a microcosm of teenage children during the post-war era, in his famous short story, the destructors. A study guide for graham greene's destructors jul 25, 2017 by cengage learning gale paperback $595 $ 5 95 prime free shipping on eligible orders temporarily. Study guide for the destructors and other stories the destructors and other stories study guide contains a biography of graham greene, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Get all the key plot points of graham greene's the destructors on one page from the creators of sparknotes. - 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. In graham greene's post world war ii tale, trevor is the protagonist, who represents the nihilistic attitudes and behavior prevalent in the period after the destruction of london his conflict.
Graham greene's novels treat life's moral ambiguities in the context of contemporary political settings (palliser) in the same way, greene's short stories examine deep philosophical questions in context of different political events in the destructors, greene examines the relationship. In the destructors, published in 1954, graham greene portrays a world in transition, a society moving away from respect for culture toward a delight in chaos greene's story has been variously interpreted as a parable on depravity a political allegory on churchill's defeat by the labour party in 1945 and an expostulation of a.
Graham greene the destructors plot overview and analysis written by an experienced literary critic full study guide for this title currently under development. The destructors explores the world of a group of young adolescent and pre-adolescent boys mike's character reminds us that the boys in the gang are trying to discard childish innocence in favor of a bold, independent code of behavior respected by their peers (but that they still are children.
The destructors the destructors, authored by graham greene, conveys the idea that people have the instinctive ability to destroy, and make a guilt choice, between what they believe in what is right from wrong. The destructors short story analysis this short story written by graham greene depicts a group of teenage boys, who call themselves the wormsley common gang, after an area where they lived in the story takes place in post-world war ii. The violent behaviors of the wormsley common gang and dick prosser in the destructors by graham greene and the child by tiger by thomas wolfe.
- plot manipulation: greene manipulates the plot of the destructors through a chance occurrence of old misery arriving home earlier than his scheduled time, explaining the occurrence as relevant due to rainy weather on old misery's trip. Graham greene's the destructors is a short story that takes place in london nine years after the conclusion of world war iipost-war conflict had struck after that (the last bomb of the first blitz) and because of this, situations such as the destruction of old misery's house occurred. Comparison and contrast of the destructors, by graham greene and the rocking horse winner, by dh lawrence this comparison and contrast of the destructors, by graham greene and the rocking horse winner, by dh lawrence will center on selected parts of stories from the opening through the conclusion.
The destructors is a short story by graham greene about a gang of youths who destroy an old man (aka old misery)'s old house inside out (destroy everything inside first) and the difficulties they had (when the old man came back but they lock him). The destructors is a 1954 short story written by graham greene, first published in picture post and subsequently collected in twenty-one stories later that year.
It was on the eve of august bank holiday that the latest recruit became the leader of the wormsley common gang no one was surprised except mike, but mike at the age of nine was. Published in 1954, graham greene's short story the destructors focuses on a gang of teenagers who decide to destroy an old man's home. The reader's first impression of the destructors is that the story is a simple chronicle of senseless violence and wanton destruction carried out by thoughtless, unprincipled adolescents.