By establishing whether his own morals and beliefs match those of the man beneath his razor, the barber may not only jeopardize his pride but also change his life forever. The barber is forced to hide his apprehension when Captain Torres walks into his barbershop. Immediately the barber “started to tremble… hoping to conceal [his] emotion.” Knowing Torres has been brutally murdering rebels in public, the barber has to keep his own work as a rebel undisclosed. As Torres sits in the chair seemingly oblivious to the rebel in his
The short story, “Lather and Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez,takes readers along, as they view the struggles that the barber is dealing with. The barber is troubled when he has to make the decision about whether or not he will kill Captain Torres. The captain and the barber have a troubled relationship for they work on opposing political parties. The barber imagines all the possible ways he can murder Captain Torres and the after effects of doing so. On the last shave the barber makes his decision, and decides not to kill Captain Torres, because he is not a murderer.
It must even be dramatized” (Steinbeck 47). Support #2, 2: Later on in the conversation between Colonel Lanser and Mayor Orden, Colonel Lanser reaches the following conclusion: “The coal miner must be shot publicly, because the theory is that others will then restrain themselves from killing our men” (Steinbeck 49). Support #2, 3: In the later part of the novel, Tonder shows up at Molly Morden’s home in which he expresses feelings that he has for her. The manner in which Molly talks about her husband to Tonder causes him to realize that Molly’s husband was the one that he killed. Molly showcases her anger about the way in which her husband was executed when she takes a pair of scissors and prepares to kill Tonder with them right before she lets Tonder back into her home (Steinbeck
The next difference that is apparent in both protagonist is the fact that when the barber had the golden Opportunity to kill Captain Torres he did not take his chance. On the other hand, if The sniper had a chance to kill his enemy he would do it without hesitation. In “Just Lather, That’s All”, the barber had the opportunity to defeat his foe by slitting his throat as he is providing the captain a shave with a razor sharp blade. “I could cut his throat just so, zip zip!”, (Barber page 3) as the readers’ we discover that the barber does not procced to kill the captain as he claims to be a conscientious person. The protagonist from “The Sniper” would in fact kill his enemy if he is the chance as we learn in the story.
The character The Barber in the short story, “Lather And Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez reveals the theme that people must think before they act, by thinking about his role in society, if actions are moral and how his actions might be seen by society. Firstly, the barber thinks about his role in society if he is one to kill his patient. This is clear when the barber reflects, “you are an executioner; I am only a barber. Each one to his job.” This demonstrates that the barber sees himself as someone who simply cuts hair and doesn’t kill other people. In addition, this helps reveal the theme by showing how the barber thinks before he acts by considering his role as a barber, not a murderer.
The barbers are shaving their heads ruthlessly, first steps to make you one of them. You get the same green uninform as others, you stay in the row as you are told and you are supposed to listen to sergeants embarrassing speech. First steps preparing for the war as a soldier is to lose your individuality, move like others, act like others, think and act like others- that’s an order! You haven 't even started living your life and you bang in to the world of cruelty, disgrace and insult, you 're supposed to handle it in order to survive. In order to become a "real solder".
Atticus being familiar to the kind of people in Maycomb, he had a good feeling that he was going to lose the trial. “Despite the danger of a mob of men coming to lynch Tom, Atticus sits outside the jailhouse with nothing but a lamp” (Text 2). Atticus put himself in serious danger by standing up to these angry men wanting to hurt Tom. Later Scout and Jem arrive and this puts them in danger as well. “He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2).
The author’s tone in this quote is violent and bitter. Eric saying that he “hated almost everyone “, would support the reader’s thinking towards what kind of person Eric is, and what Eric is thinking. Eric’s use of language almost immediately gives the reader a hint of what he is capable of, not in the sense that he would literally “rip is head off and eat it” but in the sense that he is capable of doing bad things. Given the fact that people throughout the United States have already heard of the mass shooting in Columbine, the reader would promptly identify Eric as the killer and they would be right. The author’s purpose could be to keep the reader thinking: who is the killer?
Saul was in cave and was very vulnerable while David was also deeper inside the cave. David’s men encouraged him to kill Saul saying, “Here is the day the Lord said to you, ‘Behold I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him what seems good to you’” (1 Samuel 24:4). Although, David was tempted to kill Saul because Saul had been hunting him, instead he cut off a piece of Saul’s robe. David’s men were astounded by this action and David responded to them “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed” (1 Samuel 24:6). After Saul was no longer vulnerable David came to him and showed him the piece of Saul’s robe that he had cut off.
Macbeth slowly becomes a new shade of evil with every action he makes as he sends murderers to murder his good friend Banquo. ¨I will advise you where to plant yourselves, acquaint you with the perfect spy o´th´time, the moment on´t; for´t must be done tonight, and something from the palace; always thought that I require a clearness.” (3.1.129-133) Macbeth gives ill advice to the murderers to kill Banquo because of his so-said ¨wrong doings¨. He continues to go onto the point where he states it was not his fault since he was no the one to physically murder is old friend. He later sees Banquo´s ghost as the reader realizes his actions will catch up to Macbeth soon. Lady Macbeth however fled with guilt, feels the need to act normal in all senses.
Huck for instance learns that “Moses had been dead” He therefore decides that he “ didn’t care no more about him…[because he] don’t take no stock in dead people” (6). Mark Twain introduces the novel but smoothly descends to Huck’s voice. We can see Twain’s views all throughout. He is able to voice his opinion on society and the changes he wants to happen through setting and characters, especially Huck. In the restrictions to solely the perceptions, thoughts, and feelings of Huck we feel as he does towards things.
Jack exhibits this type of command, because under his conditions, he certainly enjoys being a savage. In the aftermath of Simon’s death, Jack displays that he uses terror to manipulate others when he said, “-and then, the beast might try to come in. You remember how he crawled-”(pg160) to one of his hunters that asked why they should defend the gate. Not only does Merridew uses the beast as his advantage, he has also shown that he’s willing to eliminate anyone who interferes with his path, even if it means crossing the line. When Ralph screamed at Jack that he’s chief, Meridew in response, charged at the original leader as if he was bloodlusted.