Comparison - Destructor and the Rocknig Horse Winner

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Outline I. INTRODUCTION
A. Graham Greene’s The Destructors and D. H. Lawrence The Rocking-Horse Winner
B. Even though Green’s The Destructors and Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner address the same issue, Greene’s story treats the issue of a torrid life differently.
II. MAIN BODY
A. Setting
1. Graham Greene’s "The Destructors"
a. London during post war era
b. Area is left with a sense of constant gloominess

2. D. H. Lawrence "The Rocking-Horse Winner"
a. London during post war era
b. Home seems to be covered with a dark cloud
B. Theme
1. Trevor’s family
a. Family lives beyond their means. The father was demoted and the mother feels she is better than the neighbors.
b. Trevor doesn't want anyone to have more than he does.
2. Paul’s Mother
a. Family living well beyond their means. Pleasant house, servants and a nice garden.
b. Paul's mother wants money and nothing more. It becomes so intense that all the children can hear is the house whispering.
III. CONCLUSION
A. Parents sometimes unknowingly place undue burdens on their children.
B. Circumstances may be similar however the manner in which they are dealt with can vary greatly.

Torrid Lives

It’s difficult to know how a child will handle their family’s issues. Graham Greene’s “The Destructor’’ and D. H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” both take the reader briefly into the lives of two children dealing with their family issues. Greene tells of a child in a gang who does not rest until he has destroyed anything around him of beauty. This emotional release is mainly due to resentment toward his family living a lie. Lawrence tells of a child who will do whatever it takes to silence the voices he hears brought on by his mother’s deception. Even though Greene’s “The Destructors” and Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” address the same…...

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