Destructors

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The Destructors, by Graham Green, has a meaningless purpose for the destructive actions that a group of teenage gang members took on throughout this story. The story gives great details about an immature teenage gang group who destroys for no reason, based on their insecure and psychologically disturbed minds. This story has a meaningless purpose of destruction, character conflict amongst self and others based on bribery.

During the gang members' social time, a senseless conflict arose between the teenage members and Mr. Thomas (aka Old Misery). The gang felt that Mr. Old Misery tried to bribe them off his property. The gang members did not appreciate Old Misery's bribery. Even though the teenagers were upset about the bribery, constantly bouncing balls around Mr. Thomas' house to annoy him was meaningless. The gang members led this on to a more serious and complicated incident. Being involved in a gang requires multiple criminal acts for every gang member to commit. Gangs commit crime for money, retaliation, respect, and to recruit members for the gang. Even though this crime may seem as an act for some form of respect, there is no proof from Old Misery trying to bribe them off of his property.

According to this story, the criminal act upon Mr. Thomas could have been avoided. The gang members took their obnoxious acts from bouncing their balls to destroying Mr. Thomas home. Destroying someone’s home is extremely unacceptable under any conditions, and it is just bad unnecessary behavior. This story could have had a better plot or purpose for a group of people destroying someone’s home, instead of the gang assuming that Old Misery was trying to bribe them off of his property . "'I got some chocolates…don’t like them myself. Here you are. Not enough to go round, I don’t suppose. There never is,' stated by Mr. Thomas." That comment is not enough proof to say…...

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