What does "The Destructors" say about human nature in general?

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It is important to remember the context of this excellent short story. The author chose to set this tale in the aftermath of the bombing of London in World War II, and in particular to explore the impact of the bombing and war on the younger generation, who would have known no other reality except for war. The various characters we meet in the form of Blackie and T. are presented as teenagers...

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