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Also of note are the dummy soldiers strewn about the stage in Act III. These dummies underline the omnipresence of the murders that support this utopian of Perivalee St. Andrews. It is also not for nothing that the idyllic community has also been erected in the shadow of explosives. As we recall, for Undershaft these murders distinguish the military industrialist from common "moralist," establishing the former as a man of action. Within Undershaft's schema, such murders are necessary to society's redemption.