The Destructors

The Destructors Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste our Creative Short Stories series has the answer We ve taken s

  • Title: The Destructors
  • Author: Graham Greene
  • ISBN: 9780886823481
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We ve taken some of the world s best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve Each book in the series hasDo your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We ve taken some of the world s best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve Each book in the series has been designed with today s young reader in mind As the words come to life, students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literature.The humor of Mark Twaine suspense of Edgar Allan Poee danger of Jack Londone sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.

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    1. Graham Greene

      Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a Catholic novelist rather than as a novelist who happened to be Catholic, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, and The Power and the Glory Works such as The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage Excerpted from

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    1. A short story by Graham Greene that carries with it a weightful message, it's critical and darkly humorous in which a group of anarchist young teenagers that are part of a gang in London decide to tear down the only symbolic house left standing after a bombing raid leveled an area, where It would be wise to look at the characters and their influence in proceedings and the results they have on various subsequent view-points that the reader will see. Trevor or T. is the rather unsettling protagoni [...]


    2. I actually picked this up because of the allusion to it in the film "Donnie Darko". Although the film's teacher says that it is meant to be "ironic", it is meant to be a parallel to Sri Lankan politics. When I read the short story I absolutely loved it. I'm reccomending it to be added to the grade 10 curriculum. I think the historical parallel would be a great short story to prelude to Animal Farm, a book I read in grade 10. 1. Leader Blackie = UNP of Senanayakes, Jayewardene and Wickremasinghe [...]


    3. "خرابکاران" داستان کوتاهی ۱۶ صفحه ای است که گراهام گرین(۱۹۹۱-۱۹۰۴) یک از بزرگترین نویسندگان قرن بیستم،در سال ۱۹۵۴ نوشته است.گرچه اکثر نقدها تمرکزشان روی رمان های اوست،ولی بین موضوعات رمان ها و داستان کوتاه هایش شباهت های زیادی وجود دارد:نزول ارزش و حرمت افراد در جهان مدرن،نیا [...]


    4. مضمون خيلى عاليه: گروهى نوجوان به سركردگى پسرى كه قبل از جنگ ثروتمند بوده و جنگ خانواده اش را ورشكسته كرده، خونه ى بسيار زيبا و بسيار قديمى يه پيرمرد رو نابود مى كنن. شورش نسل نابود شده توسط جنگ، عليه هر چيز زيبا كه از نسل هاى قديمى باقى مونده.و شيوه ى نابود كردن هم جالبه: از درون [...]


    5. T. was giving his orders with decision: It was as though this plan had been with him all his life, pondered through the seasons, now in his fifteenth year crystallized with the pain of puberty."Crystallized with the pain of puberty"That has got to be the best coming-of-age phrase I've ever seen!




    6. We all have very little, if any, control over the fates that we must suffer at the hands of society. It's all part of the 'deal'. We gain communal security, but we give up our ability to sustain our lives in a manner that's in complete agreement with our human spirit. What recourse do we have for the angst that this 'deal' requires us to suffer? "The Destructors" provides a quick look at one boy's act of revenge against society. And as usual, society is not the one that suffers the consequences. [...]


    7. "Destruction is a form of creation"Picked this one up because it was talked about in Donnie Darko and I had no idea it is really a parallel to Sri Lankan politics. Power struggles, destruction from the inside out, and a sense of black comedy make this one a good, quick read.



    8. Much copied story (Porky's, Donny Darko, etc.) Dark stuff, but you gotta admit, it is pretty funny! Appeals to the dark side of most of us.


    9. Like much of the readership, I heard this referenced in Donnie Darko. That movie was open to myriad interpretations and meanings. This story, however, does not afford the same opportunity. I'm the kind of person who gives allowances to books and the symbolism they hold. After all, half the beauty of literature is the layers of meaning one can extract. With that said, this story was bullshit. The only time destruction can be mistaken as a form of creation is if you don't know the actual definitio [...]


    10. نبوغ در دنیای ادبیات غرب بیداد می کنه. درست بعد از جنگ جهانی دوم،بعد از اون همه کشته و خرابی ، کی می تونست اینطوری آینده بشر رو به تصویر بکشه؟ میگه باید خراب کنیم و همه چیز رو از بین ببریم اما لازم نیست این خرابی از بیرون باشه ، دیگه لازم نیست جنگی در کار باشه ، از درون خرابش می کن [...]



    11. Entertaining. Yet uncomfortable A short story mentioned in the film Donnie Darko known for the simple yet complex concept being; "destruction is a form of creation." And that is the best synopsis you can find.


    12. A short and witty modernist tale of youth anxiety and growing up in a gang full of sardonic undertones and dry honour as destruction is a form of creation but not a justification to destroy an old mans house.



    13. I first heard about this story in Donnie Darko and it has always piqued my curiosity. I finally got off my butt and found a copy and read in one sitting. It's a short story but one that left me just saying "Wow". So much chaos for so little a purpose. Reminds me of the line: Some men just want to watch the world burn.That's all I'll say: No spoilers. Worth the time to read.


    14. 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) I read this basically because of the allusion in Donnie Darko (one of the best movies ever made) and the best/eccentric part is burning the money instead of taking it (which is ironic) and the best explanation for it as said by Donnie " So the fact that [...]


    15. An interesting short story about teenagers in post-war Britain. This is only about 15 pages long, but it tells a very intriguing and thought-provoking story which is fun to read. In a lot of ways it reminded me of A Clockwork Orange and that interests me because I've heard people compare Graham Greene's Brighton Rock to A Clockwork Orange in the past. Based on the strength of this story and also those comparisons, I think I might try reading Brighton Rock sometime soon. There is a lot to discuss [...]


    16. Now I understand why people need resolution.See, I wrote a short story recently which kind of ended without a lot of resolution. When someone proofread it, he said I should change the ending to provide a bit of, if not plot, philosophical resolution. I felt that was a bit too on the nose, but I went with it.This book doesn't go with it. It leaves it all up to the reader, which some might say is good, but it gets on my nerves. I want at least something, anything! I don't need a diatribe about the [...]


    17. 3/5starsWe read this for my postmodernism class, alongside watching the film "Donnie Darko." I'm still not totally sure how the two are connected, except for the elements of postmodernism that both have.I enjoyed this writing, Graham Greene had a very interesting way of writing this short story. But I really didn't like the actual story line. I hated those little boys, and really didn't understand their motivation for destroying a little old man's house - a little old man who tried to be kind to [...]


    18. We had to read this book for my English class a few days ago and truly enjoyed reading it and analyzing it (what I have gotten into a habit of doing with any piece of literature, movie, play, etc.) But the short story was interesting, just a group of boys ranging from the ages of 9 - 15 going about to destroy this person's house which, ironically, was not bombed although it is at a bomb site, coincidence? The guiding questions our teacher asked us helped me unravel the story although the questio [...]


    19. So far I've read short stories more often since the second semester and Halfglass, Destructors turns out to be my most beloved one (to be fair, I still spare the credit for Good People Are Hard to Find since I haven't read it yet.) In the most disturbing way to write a good one short, Greene leaves me perplexed and annoyed, as if his work scratched some missing itching spot I was never aware of it until he did. Like your cut off arm is ghostly reminding you of your aching palm needing to be rubb [...]


    20. A powerful story about a gang of youths who destroy an old mans house. There are interpretations of this story that relate to war and how war affects those who have lived through one. Reading it in 2013 I could make a valid suggestion of it being about the destruction of a society from within, as opposed to the destruction caused by war. The boys destroy the old mans house from the inside and to me this spoke of how a country could be dismantled by internal forces rather than external ones. What [...]


    21. This is a short story about a gang of teenagers who set out to utterly destruct a house (hence the title). It's a brief but great read, laced with some great subversive qualities. The scene where one of the boys chooses to burn some money he finds instead of pocketing it beats The Joker's similar action in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight by over half a century.I definitely recommend you hunt down a copy. It doesn’t get copious mention in Donnie Darko (brilliant subversive cinema in itself) [...]


    22. Well written with an interesting and unusual premise--a teenage gang decides to destroy a house to the point where it collapses from a slight touch--but I found the ending unsatisfying. Maybe this plays well in English class where everyone discusses symbolism and hidden meanings but I couldn't buy the psychology of a bunch of kids destroying a house as a kind of joke. I really couldn't buy a lorry driver laughing about it.


    23. I'm coming to love the depth in short stories. So many phrases of words and descriptions struck me. I truly appreciated the beauty in the tragedy, and felt an overwhelming sorrow for boys who have been so ravaged that they are only left with destruction as their escape. Mmm. A glorious book of taught gloom, boyish wonder, and emotional tension.


    24. The destructors was a short story that a read for a college class. It was definitely one of the more unrealistic works of fiction that we read. The premise of the book was overall a good one, but in my opinion it was not executed very well.



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