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The Destructors is a very intriguing short story in which the author Graham Greene narrates the plight of an interesting young man living in post-World War II London Trevor or T as the gang prefers to call him is a unique young man with provoking yet disturbing ideas on life and social stature moreover he is the storys protagonist From the beginning Graham Greene establishes that Trevor is different than the other boys when the fifteen year old says Its a beautiful house T proves the difference between himself and the other boys he uses a very composed and structured language in comparison to his friends because of his upper-class knowledgeable yet unhappy upbringing Trevors dad has recently come down in the world and his mother considered herself better than the neighbours Amongst Trevors family there is separation because of money for his mom will not leave the upper-class life while his dad has come down in the world and must leave the upper-class status T even though having been in a rich family does not like the idea of people being segregated and judged by their social class He believes that everyone should be treated equal in society regardless of money Old Miserys house is a beautiful and high-class house in the midst of rubble and destruction Not only does Trevor feel very uncomfortable with this house that is left standing but he also wants and plans to see the demise of the house in a way that it could never be rebuilt This is quite ironic because his fathers occupation is an architect someone who practices the art of creating buildings and T is planning on destroying this house despite his knowledge of what goes into creating a building The house which had stood there like a man in a top hat to T symbolizes the separation of people in the means of class and social stature T
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