Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Fictional Essay
201140 Fall 2011 ENGL 102-C01 LUO
The short stories The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors have some same characteristics that are the same but there are also many differences. The Characters in both stories have their motivations, and a wide range of behaviors and emotions. Some of the qualities of the characters are good, some are not so good, and some are just evil.
The characters in The Rocking Horse Winner are Paul, Paul’s mom who is not identified by name till the last sentence of the story, Uncle Oscar Creswell, and Bassett. In The Destructors the characters are Mike, Blackie, T or (Trevor), and Old Misery or …show more content…
The attitudes, emotions, and behaviors of each of the characters between the two stories cover a wide range of possibilities. They cover greediness, self-sacrifice, selfishness, obsession, and many more. In The Rocking Horse Winner Paul was very somber, worried, and obsessed. Laurence uses Paul’s emotions to show that Paul wanted very much to please his mother; he thought he could buy her love, and so became obsessed with money that it killed him. Paul’s mother was extremely selfish she could not get over the fact that anyone could be better off than she was, even her own child. Uncle Oscar was an easy going and well rounded, and seemed to be concerned about his family, but underneath he seemed to have some ulterior motives. The emotions in The Destructors were different for the most part with