Comparision And Contrast Between The rocking horse Winner And The Road Not Taken J. Mathis 2 The Comparison and Contrast of “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” Life’s stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. “The Destructors”, written by Graham Green, and “The Rocking Horse Winner” written by D. H. Lawrence.
When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and each authors approach. Also consider the intent and mood each author sets forth. In the story ” The Destructors” the setting is in a London car park called Northwood Terrace, nine years concluding World War II. The plot deals with gang of young boys from the street, whose soul purpose, is to destroy the inside of Mr.
Thomas’ house without him even knowing it. Mr. Thomas, once a builder and decorator, was better referred to as Old Misery by the Wormsley Gang. He was viewed as a mean old man, and the only time he was usually seen is when he is traveling to and from the market once or twice a week. In the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, the plot starts off around Paul, a young boy who hears unspoken phrases around his home saying “there has to be more money.” Paul develops a belief that his no name wooden rocking horse is able to ride him to where ever luck is. Paul also becomes addicted with horse racing and helping out his mother who is obsessed with money.
Kyle Harris Ms. Bartus World Literature 17 January 2012 Russian Stories Compare and Contrast The Russian short stories “The Bet”, “How Much Land Does a Man Need”, and “The Overcoat”, we read this year all have a similar theme. The characters in the stories were overwhelmed by greed and their selfish desires. The difference, however, was how each character handled it. Although the young lawyer in “ ...
The authors made known in both stories the comparison of what the mothers think about themselves. One example is both mothers, in the each story felt that they were above others, in class or common wealth, and definitely nothing petty. Likewise, the location was made evident by both authors. In the story “The Rocking Hors Winner” the story location denotes a British background due to the use of shillings and pounds and in “The Destructors” the author places the story in London, about nine J.
Mathis 3 years after World War II. Similarly, both stories deal with a group of people who work together to accomplish one goal. In one story, the “The Destructors” a group of kids, the Wormsley Common Gang, work together, to destroy the inside of old Misery’s house. In the other story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, a group made up of three characters work together to win money at the horse races. While money serves as the plot for the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, likewise, fame and respect to the Wormsley Common Gang serve as the plot for the “The Destructors.” In these two stories a victory strived for both groups. In the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, Paul is motivated by the belief that riding his no name wooden rocking horse during the horse race, he can control the winning horse.
Winning the Derby is a race he has always dreamed about. Unfortunately, Paul dies from constantly burdening himself over money. Likewise, in the story “The Destructors”, Trevor believes that with the help of the Wormsley Gang, they can successfully destroy Old Misery’s house. The characters in both stories are alike and different. They want to both accomplish their goals. This may give a false sense of closure, completion and success to all involved.
Some other contrasts between the two stories are Paul in “The Rocking Horse Winner” totally desires to become lucky and win lots of cash in a peticullar horse race. Paul is looking out to help someone else, his mother. Trevor, in “The Destructors” is looking for fame, respect and praise for his actions. Hoping his gang will have there name in the headlines of newspapers. Trevor and Paul’s goals are opposite and alike in intention.
Within the story entitled The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence, the audience is divulged into the sordid family life of a adolescent boy named Paul, where there are three obvious morals told through the story's style and symbolism. Also present within The Rocking Horse Winner are elements of supernaturalism and cold harsh reality. The first distinct moral in The Rocking Horse Winner is that ...
J. Mathis 4 We are able to see many of life’s similarities and differences through these two author’s characters. “The Rocking Horse Winner” was a story in which show both success and sadness. In “The Destructors” the approach to the end of the story was pain and suffering. One could wonder if it was possible to predict the future. Paul thought he could.
However Paul met his fate as a result of his predictions. We can conclude from both stories that we need to find self-love and not seek fame and fortune at the expense of others people. 3 a 7.