The Destructors Essay | Synopsis and Motivational Analysis of "The Destructors" by Graham Greene

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Synopsis and Motivational Analysis of "The Destructors" by Graham Greene

Summary: The hidden motivations of the characters in "The Destroyers", though not obvious at first, is deeply rooted within the story of WW II London. Many of the characters have complex motivations and concerns; and those motivations can be inferred from both their actions of destroying an old man's house and from history.
The Destructors, by Graham Greene, firstly establishes the setting of post-WWII London near a Nazi-blitz bombing site. The story begins with the introduction of T., a silent, secular, and seemingly frustrated teenager; and Old Misery, a misfortunate but compassionate old man, as shown by his action of offering chocolates to the boys. The boys, the Wormsley Common Gang, suspiciously take this as an affront, and begins to envisage methods of revenge. T. pipes up, and claims that he has been there, to Old Misery's house, and shares with the gang his master plan of the thorough destruction of the house when Old Misery is away. Blackie, the previous leader of the gang, feels downtrodden as he watches his leadership role wither before his eyes, but falls back into the ranks for the chance of prestige and honor if such a...

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