Better Students Ask More Questions.
Based upon the short story "The Destructors" by Graham Greene consider the following:...
1 Answer | add yours
As you know the gang led by T. and Blackie systematically destroyed Mr. Thomas's house and they even locked him in the bathroom.
Based on this, if I were Mr. Thomas, I would be thinking the following:
First, I would be very upset that these boys would have the audacity to destroy my house. I would think that these youths are depraved and have no respect for society, people, and private property.
Second, I would be sad that the gang of youths would actually do this very thing. I would think that World War II and all the bombings in London created a generation of youths that only knew destruction. Greene even intimates this point:
"Streaks of light came in through the closed shutters where they worked with the seriousness of creators - and destruction after all is a form of creation. A kind of imagination had seen this house as it had now become."
Finally, I would hope for the best.
Posted by readerofbooks on June 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM (Answer #1)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.