Firstly, the barber contemplates on killing Captain Torres, the executioner, so he would stop killing the rebels, but does not want to be a murderer. It was a regular day for the barber and suddenly Captain Torres comes in and talks about capturing and killing rebels, to the barber who is a rebel. While Captain Torres was laying on the chair all the barber could think about is that he had the man who directed all the executions, now in his hands. He thinks to himself how easily he could slice Captain Torres’ throat, but also thinks to himself: “I 'm a revolutionary, not a murderer”(Téllez 50). The barber wants to kill Captain Torres because of all the executions, but at the same time he is a cautious barber who is proud of his profession so he continues shaving.
By analyzing this piece and the techniques that the writer uses, we can tell that when Captain Torres walked into the barber shop and sat in the chair, he knew the barber would want to kill him. However, he was still completely confident that the barber wouldn’t have the guts to kill, and he took this opportunity to taunt the barber. The writer of this piece uses several methods in writing this to make the reader think about the piece and what the characters are thinking. First of all, he doesn’t tell us anything about the setting. For example, he starts off the piece by saying this: “He said nothing when he entered.
He is astonished by himself; who is he to judge whether someone gets to live or die? He tells himself, “No one deserves to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer… Others come along and still others, and the first ones kill the second ones and they the next ones and it goes on like this until everything is a sea of blood.” At this moment the barber is able to distinguish the difference between himself and captain Torres. He realizes, “I don’t want to be a murderer, no sir. You came to me for a shave. And I perform my work honorably… I don’t want blood on my hands.
John Proctor is not a tragic hero in the beginning of the story because he lied to his wife about Abigail, but towards the end of the book he realizes the mistakes he has made and he wants to make a change. He wants to stop lying to himself and to others, even if it ends in a tragedy. John Proctor does not qualify as a tragic hero because he broke laws by having an affair with Abigail Williams behind his wife’s back. When his wife, Elizabeth, confronts him about Abigail and his affair, John lies to her face. This lying continues throughout the whole story.
The barber is against the Captain because of what he has done to the rebels and he himself is a rebel. He begins to prepare for the shave, but cannot get over that Torres was in his shop. Over time they both get into a conversation and Torres invites the barber to come to the town square later in the day where he plans to exhibit and probably torture or kill some of his new prisoners. The barber struggles with his inner
You can understand why they took Mr. Rogers or Captain Betts, but why imprison a ten-year-old boy?". This was a quote from Mrs. Meeker regarding Jerry’s confusing and ironic death. As she states nobody understands it, which no one did and what had happened before he had passed. He died almost exactly the same as Life, on a British ship, infected by Cholera and
He refuses to lose his honor by confessing to a crime that he did not commit and will not allow his lie to go on public display:“Because it is my name! … Because I lie and sign myself to lies”(Miller 1232). His main concern is preserving his reputation and he is willing to undergo any punishment in order to feel like he has done so. He would rather be hanged than have the community think that he is a dishonest man. John Proctor is willing to rebel against the community officials in order to be at peace with himself: “Is the accuser always holy now?
Hernando Tellez through an excerpt asking if a person should go against his/her morals because people at war are tempted to do actions that are wrong. The barber decides not to murder. Explaining jobs, “ You are an executioner, I’m just a barber. Each one has his job”(4). The general is just doing his job exactly like the barber.
These men were not punished or harmed for their inability to execute the killings. In fact, once they transferred out, they were not burdened with the lifetime guilt of killing thousands of innocent people, as were their younger comrades. In Ordinary Men, Browning provides an excellent analysis of showing how a working man from the middle class, can be transformed into a mass murderer through peer pressure and the desire to follow orders of their superiors. The Holocaust was one of the most devastating and brutal massacres in modern history, executed by people who previously lived normal lives. By dehumanizing the situation, the members of Reserve Police Battalion 101 were able to justify the orders to murder the Jews, and then later suffer the lifetime terrible feelings of guilt for their
While in the other hand. Captain Vere thought Billy should be hang because he murdered Claggart. I believe this was not heroic because Captain Vere was doing the same thing that Billy did to Claggart. This is the reasons why I believe that Billy is the most heroic character.