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Human nature is at the heart of every political ideology It is the system that springs up from the core ideas depending on a particular attitude regarding human nature Human nature at the root is what we are and what it means to be human if anything Human nature is an old idea once humanity began to get a sense of it self beginning with early philosophy The oldest view of human nature is a negative view of humanity It holds that we are basically savage animals and flawed beings At first glance there is much to support this notionThe story The Destructors takes place sometime after World War 2 in war torn bombed out London This story is about the effect violence and wars have on the minds of young children who grow up in it They become desensitized to it and think little of doing it them selves It also talks about human pride Pride often causes people to place their own image of independence and strength above anything else causing misunderstandings and conflicts Individuals can feel threatened by acts of kindness or charity blocking harmony and progress The boys are worried that the gift of chocolate to them from Mr Thomas threatens their image of independence Blackie and the gang are proud of their position and of their independence from adults and Old Misery They play ball against his house perhaps expecting him to protest and somehow challenge their sense of strength However Old Misery Mr Thomas offers them chocolate in a time when chocolate was rare and treasured He even tried to make it seem that he didnt want it The gang rejected his offering fearing that he was bribing them Instead of breeding harmony between the gang and Mr Thomas pride caused the gang to remain antagonistic toward him and continue in their destructive patterns of behaviorThe human nature in general is to be influenced by society The society
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