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ThomasDestructor - Spektralized - The Puzzle also probes deeper to examine the codes of behavior that drive the way the boys of the gang and Mr. Thomas think and act. He also sees the young as bound to treat their elders with respect. He believes in a world of tradition, order, and propriety, in which the social niceties are followed. He sums up his way of seeing the world when he explains to T. One of you asks leave and I say Prélude - L.
Couperin* - Gustav Leonhardt - Suites & Pavane. Their code is also hostile to tradition and disapproves of any statement that could be construed as showing respect as to a superior. They are especially interested in finding new ways to challenge the old order, which is why T. This code of behavior seems derived from the experience of growing up in the aftermath of the war, a time in London when scarcity and chaos forced competition and struggle, and when relying on the codes established before the war would have left one without the skills needed to survive.
The interactions between the gang and Mr. Thomas, then, present a clash of codes, or pre-war and post-war ways of seeing the world. In some cases, this clash produces humorous misunderstandings, as when Mr. Thomas sees himself as benevolently giving some young Destructor - Spektralized - The Puzzle boys a treat, but they interpret his gift of chocolates as a bribe.
The story also shows, however, how Mr. For instance, when T. When the lorry driver laughs at Mr. There was every reason why T. What but an odd quality of danger, of the unpredictable, established him in the gang without any ignoble ceremony of initiation?
Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Destructors quote. He was just, he had no jealousy, he was anxious to retain T. It was the word 'beautiful' that worried him - that belonged to a class world that Destructor - Spektralized - The Puzzle could still see parodied at the Wormsley Common Empire by a man wearing a top hat and a monocle, with a haw-haw accent.
He was tempted to say, 'My dear Trevor, old chap,' and unleash his hell hounds. He had no words as his dreams shook and slid. Then Blackie acted before the gang had time to laugh, pushing Summers backward. He said to the boy beside him, 'I'm not unreasonable. Been a boy myself. As long as things are done regular.
I don't mind you playing round the place Saturday mornings. Sometimes I like company. Only it's got to be regular. Sometimes I'll say No. Won't feel like it. And you come in at the front door and out at the back. No garden walls. Which guides should we add? Request one! Plot Summary. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. All Symbols Top Hat Mr. LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts.
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