Captain Torres In 'Lather And Nothing Else'

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In the short story "Lather and Nothing Else," by Hernando Teillez, Captain Torres is sadistic. He is sadistic because he doesn't care if he hurts others, as well as Torres thinks of it as a hobby. During his conversation with the barber, he says, "the people must have gotten a scare with what happened the other day" and continues on to say it was a "good show.."(2). Torres is referring to a firing party in which many were wounded. As shown in the quote, Captain Torres sees killing others as a show in which he gets enjoyment out of. He thinks it's something others like to watch. Another reason he is sadistic is because when he murders people, Torres believes that it's something he needs to do, like his life depends on it. When the captain is

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