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While reading the two short stories entitled "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner", I discovered many comparisons. In one example, both stories begin with one child's determination to accomplish something that, in my personal opinion, was immoral which in-turn demonstrated an attitude of selfishness and disregard for others.
Both Are Based On a Dark Desire
As the story "The Destructors" begins, we read that there is a gang comprised of children. Because the story is about children, it is easy to assume that the main incentive of the story is quite innocent which some may interpret it as a story of innocence intertwined with a bit of humor. The gang, entitled the Wormsley Common gang, is comprised of five members that
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He is never satisfied with a little smash here and a break there. By the end of the story, what once was a man's home, resulted into a skeleton of a structure full of Old Misery's belongings that were all destroyed. Just as Old Misery's home and all that was within was destroyed, Paul's life was destroyed. Throughout most of the story we see where Paul's mother had little affection and care for her son. As the story draws towards the end, we find that Paul's mother demonstrates a concern for her son's wellbeing. Once the mother takes action to check on her son, it was too late. Paul's strong desire for wealth and luck ends up killing him at a young age. In "The Destructors", Old Misery was left without a home and in "The Rocking Horse Winner", the mother was left without her son. These stories go to show that we all shall indeed reap what we have sow. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."(KJV,1611). References
Green, G.(nd). The Destructors. Retrieved from http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_97542_lit_lu/ebook/media/greene_destructors.swf (Original work published in 1956).
Lawrence, D., H. (1933) The Rocking-Horse Winner In X.J. Kennedy & D. Gioia (Eds.) The Literature Collection (p. 174-174a), New York, NY: Pearson. (Original work published in 1894).
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