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How does "The Destructors" differ from commercial fiction?This story uses the...

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sfbaby93 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM via web

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How does "The Destructors" differ from commercial fiction?

This story uses the most common basic formula of commercial fiction: protagonist aims at goal, is confronted with various obstacles between himself and his goal, overcomes the obstacles and achieves the goal. How does this story differ from commercial fiction in its use of this formula?

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aoibhinn | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 23, 2008 at 11:58 PM (Answer #1)

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Graham Greene's use of language is one thing that sets this story apart from commercial fiction. Greene also uses metaphors to allow the reader to make connectiosn between "The Destructors" and the world as we see it.

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