The Destructors

Is destruction really worth it?

As I was reading the story, I stopped for a while and tried to think about why would someone destroy something that is valuable for someone. Is Graham Greene’s phrase about destruction being a form of creation is actually true. It was also used in the film Donnie Darko.

Maybe he is right to say that destruction in “The Destructors”  is the result of a new day, a new life. But just think for a moment how human destruction is completely harmful to the Earth nowadays. In the story, T proved himself he is part of the post war generation ready to make London a great city again. However, as we actually destroy nature we make a great harm to it, not considering how dependant we are from nature just the progress we are making.

Although this is not an argumentative opinion, I am doubting about it. Graham Greene was a tremendous writer, but I really think they misunderstood the concept of destruction. Destruction might be the pathway to change, however, we should bear in mind how far we are getting through it.

Donnie Darko is a film about a teenager Donald “Donnie” Darko. One day he woke up by a mysterious voice. Once outside, he met a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume who introduces himself as “Frank” and tells Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds.

The film has nothing to do with Graham Greene however, the story “The Destructors” influenced Donnie to commit several vandalist acts for the rabbit to be satisfied claiming that destruction is actually a  form of creation.

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