The Symbolism In The Destructors Essays and Term Papers

  • The Destructors

    In ‘the destructors’, how does the author convey a sense of menace and raising tension? The author of the destructors ‘Graham Greene’ uses lots of different techniques to convey a sense of menace and tension during the story. He starts off by introducing the characters, and all the characters have...

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  • The Destructors

    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 is to show how clear the characters and their actions are projected...

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  • The Destructors

    THE DESTRUCTORS What is the effect of writing this story in sections? How successful is section 4 as an ending to the story? Graham Greene's story ''the destructors'' is written in four different sections, all being separated by the specific numbers of that section. The main effect this has is to...

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  • The Destructors

    The Destructors by Graham Green Laura De Jaegher Please indicate which short story you presented on: The Destructors by Graham Green ...

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  • The Destructors

    Blackie Blackie is one of the protagonists of the story. Before T. becomes the leader of the Wormsley Common gang, Blackie is its leader. He is described as a fair leader who is not jealous and wants to keep the group intact. He is also skeptic about anything having to do with the upper class. As the...

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  • destructor

    of the story. While the literary fiction focuses on giving the reader an understanding and enlightenment about human nature and society. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene is a short literary fiction story about the loss of innocence of a gang of adolescents thru destruction. It is a dramatizing story...

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  • Destructors

    device is symbolism. Authors often use symbolism to communicate a deeper idea than they actually write. Symbolism is an object used by an author to open doors of meaning. They use objects, actions, and characters to give more meaning to the thing itself. In Greene's short story "The Destructors", symbols...

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  • The Destructors

    Graham Greene uses the motif of light to symbolize power. One young boy Trevor,  nicknamed T, took power in the gang over Blackie to plan on destroying Mr. Thomas’s house.  While the gang was destroying the house, T. found notes that he wanted to burn. The flame of  the burning note only “illuminated his brooding face” (55)...

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  • The Destructors

    “The Destructors” Commercial fiction attracts many people because it’s more fantasized than literary fiction, which tends to not have much audience and is more about what can really happen with humans and society. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene is a short story about a group of boys in a gang called...

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  • The Destructors

    The Destructors While reading Graham Greene's short story The Destructors I was intrigued by the character "T."�. At first he struck me as an innocent character that really had no interest in the gang or the ways of the gang, but was in it simply for something to do. He then describes the house as "beautiful"�...

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  • The Destructors

    In "The Destructors" Graham Greene uses Trevor and other characters as an example to assert that the war and the bombing that injured British cities during the war was causing people surrounded by the destruction to become desensitized. Blackie and the other members of the gang all distrust Old Misery's...

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  • The Destructors

    The characters dubbed the “Wormsley Common Gang” in Graham Greenes “The Destructors” are a deeply ambiguous group of kids, whose ethics, have been marred by post war society. Even the most virtuous of men are susceptible to the bitter ravages brought forth in the community in times of war. Grief shows...

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  • Destructors

    Characters: Mike is a member of the Wormsley common gang. Mike is easily surprised and gullible; when he was nine, he believed someone who told him that if he didn’t keep his mouth shut, he would get a frog in it, that is just an example of how gullible he may be. Mike is also the youngest in the gang...

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  • The Destructors

    Reading Response Journal- "The Destructors" In my opinion, the main idea of the story, "The Destructors" by Graham Greene is that when humans let their own personal feelings get in the way of doing what is right, it leads to a feeling of detriment and dissatisfaction. Also the Wormsley Common Gang...

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  • the destructors

    psychological thinking and a general description of the world whereas Commercial Fiction involves entertainment and happy endings. Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” is a short story that shows how internal scars affect the way people develops. The story is dark, but in a sad way. A group of kids find something...

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  • The Destructors

    The Destructors by Graham Greene In the short story “The Destructors,” by Graham Greene, takes place in London after the German bombings during War World II. This story show two types of violence: One is the gang of youths that expressed their anger and frustration against society by destroying...

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  • Greene Destructors

    Plays – 8 Screenplays – 10 Shortstories – more than 30 Children's books – 4 Other works – 8 Graham Greene THE DESTRUCTORS 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...

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  • The Lottery, The Destructors

    Fiction Essay Thesis and Outline Thesis Statement In the short stories “The Lottery” and “The Destructors” even though the stories are in two different settings and time frames, the characters and tone of the stories are similar in the fact the characters...

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  • Analysis of "The Destructors"

    "The Destructors," the most ambiguous of the tales, appears at first reading to employ gratuitous malice as its theme, but upon reflection the story is more properly understood as an absurdist comment on the concepts of justice, natural law, and the creative act. As the boys determine to destroy, systematically...

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  • Destructors Essay

    Destructors essay Responsibility for raising children falls both on the parents and society. A child learns mainly by watching others, like their parents. Therefor people around a child have a responsibility to act decently. A child also needs a caring environment both inside and outside of home. As...

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