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What is the effect of how the setting is established in "The Destructors"?

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The story is set after World War II in England.  This was a time of great destruction for the country, and the story plays with that idea to create a theme of universal apathy.

The Destructors ” is a story about the dark side of human nature that is simply a part of all of us.  It takes place in the...

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The story has been set in the year 1954, a few years after the second world war II. He's shown us that after the war Great Britain was low and that many people had lost their jobs. The bombing had destroyed a lot of houses and people were homeless.There was fear everywhere, people were locked up inside their homes.

The chaotic conditions of the city had a negative effect on the children. Seeing the destruction, it effected their innocence. This lead to the formations of gangs and then the kids went into crime.