Character Comparison

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Fiction Essay

ENGL 102: Literature and Composition

Summer B 2012


Fiction Essay Thesis and Outline

Money, class and values affect the story as well as the reader.

Outline: I. Introduction-“The Destructors” by Graham Greene vs. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. II. Characterization a. Character Qualities/Status 1. Paul vs. T 2. Uncle vs. Blackie 3. Hester vs. Old Misery “Thomas” b. Emotions and Behaviors 1. Paul vs. T 2. Uncle vs. Blackie 3. Hester vs. Old Misery ”Thomas” III. Closing- overall effect on story and reader

Character Comparison of “The Destructors” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”
In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence there are many differences and similarities. The reader sees the most emphasis placed on money, class and values. “The Destructors” takes place in Great Britain after World War I and most of the population has been taken from upper class to middle class due to the bombings. Where “The Rocking-Horse Winner” in situated in a suburban area of Baltimore, Maryland and the population is in the upper class, at least most are in appearance
The characters have similarities and differences as well, take the protagonists in each story are young boys. Paul in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a young innocent boy that knows in his heart his mother , Hester does not love him or his two sisters but he has an over whelming sense to help her with her bill deficit. While “T”, Trevor in “The Destructors” is a somewhat older boy who has figured out that life in not so sweet and sometimes it must be handled in other rebellious ways. Paul starts out his quest by asking his mother why they have no money and she informs him it is his father that has no luck when truly the author tells in the start of the story…...

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