Analysis Of Just Lather That's All

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In Hernando Tellez’s, “Just Lather, That’s All”, the barber faces a dilemma where he can kill Torres with his razor therefore eliminating his enemy. The barber is secretly a rebel and Captain Torres is the man hunting them down. The barber faces a conflict with himself where he cannot decide whether he should take the opportunity to kill Torres or let him live knowing what he has done to the rebels. The message of the story is to be brave both characters in this story are brave. Torres was brave enough risking his own life to conclude whether the barber would kill him or not, “ They told me that you’d kill me. I came to find out” (444). The barber is shown being brave revealing that he himself is a rebel, but continues to work on Captain Torres

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