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In The Destructors Graham Greene focuses the story on a group of kids who are still young enough to be innocent but are not They live through the Second World War and are influenced by the destruction they see Trevor the protagonist is the newest member of the Wormsley Common Gang and he is eager to assume a leadership role by making the gang more infamous His approach reveals that he is strange and unpredictable persuasive and manipulative and has a twisted sense of right and wrong Trevor or T as the gang prefers to call him is a unique young man with provoking yet disturbing ideas about life and society From the beginning Graham Greene establishes that Trevor is strange and erratic When talking Trevor stares at his feet not meeting anybodys eyes and his odd quality of danger that of the unpredictable suggests a distinct peculiarity In addition he is a bit different from the other rough and tumble kids in the sense that he talks with knowledge about topics like architects that reflect his upper-class upbringing When Trevor says Its a beautiful house he shows the difference between himself and the other members Furthermore his pervasive and manipulative skills allow him to assume a leadership role His persuasiveness emerges when he organizes the whole gang into destroying the house He is also very manipulative when he successfully lures Old Misery to come with him to the outhouse Old Misery argues with Trevor yet does everything he asks for After climbing over his own wall Old Misery even says Thank you thank you my boy Additionally Trevor has a twisted and sometimes odd sense of right and wrong Sometimes he can tell the difference He does not steal Old Miserys saving and tells the gang that they arent thieves and thus nobodys going to steal anything Moreover he gives a blanket and some food to Old Misery at the outhouse to make
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