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The Destructors By Graham Greene Motivations There are numerous different reasons for the actions of gangs today Whether they are there for destruction cruelty and violence or to find a place to belong But what comes along with gangs is delinquency Each gang has motivations to what they do The gang in The Destructors has different motivations They were in the destruction for the adventure War had become a part of their lives and destruction was the result of it The gang were in a low class situation but still had morals and kindness with in themselves They were not the type of gang out for cruelty and violence towards others they were in it for their passion of destruction The gang saw themselves as rough people and that others could not care for them But when something shows them that there is still beauty in the world they feel the need to ruin it to make it ugly It was the word beautiful that worried him- Page 68 They see the beautiful house and knew of its importance and architectural history and they turn their backs against it Wren built that house father says Who cares Its only Old Miserys Page 67 They see the house as a threat to them because they have failed as destructors because they have left this one house still standing They are given the chance to destroy it and can not resist In the story the character Blackie has his own motivations He losses his role as the leader and contemplates of leaving the gang and never returning Instead he decides to stay He does not believe that T will be able to stay the leader for long He thought of going home of never returning of letting them all discover the hollowness of Ts leadership Page 70 He wants to stick around to watch T fail He sees T as a preppy high-class child who
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