This story describes a place where war has destroyed civilization and created aruined landscape with people taking shelter wherever they can; ? ?. . . citiesall junk, roads like jigsaws from bombs, and half the cornfields glowing withradioactivity at night.
. . ‘ ? First, the characters do not have much, if any,money to buy clothes or food; ?. .
. the soiled gunny sack clothing of themen. . . it sold for a penny a cup, but not many were buying, not many had thewealth.
? Tom and his family are no exception; ?. . . in half silo, in that partthat still remained upright, he heard the sounds of sleeping, his family.
. . ?Also, before the war the characters were probably farmers and factory workers. The war destroyed most of their workplaces and what was left they destroyedthemselves; ? ?. . .
there was that time they smashed a factory that was stilltrying to turn out airplanes. ‘ ? Furthermore, the characters are all verybitter about the ghastly world they live in, and destroying things is their onlyentertainment; ? ?Lord did we feel good blowing it up!’ ? Finally, thereis no civilization; there is no structured government and any attempteddictation results in chaos; ? The police ran to escape. The crowd was in fullcry. .
. ? The characters want peace, but they accept the fact that war is amajor part their life.