Graham Greene gives an unusual ending to "The Destructors." Discuss in detail the effects of such an ending. 

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There is an emotional isolation that is present at the end of the story. The conclusion that Greene renders is one in which an emotional disconnect is evident everywhere.  Mr. Thomas has been locked in a bathroom.  He has not been brutalized, but he has been locked in a bathroom by the kids.  Mr. Thomas' house has been torn down to complete rubble and the reaction from the truck driver is to laugh at its gutted remains....

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