The heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many white officers as he could, officials said Friday. He was a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan, and he kept an arsenal in his home that included bomb-making materials.
Would you put yourself in a life threatening situation just to taunt someone? You probably wouldn’t, but Captain Torres would. This is what happened in “Just Lather, That’s all,” and the Captain got to do exactly what he aimed for. This story uses many different methods to give subliminal messages about the setting to the reader, keeping the reader interested and alert. 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.
“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said to the United Nations General Assembly, on September 25th, 1961. This quote is saying that the killing of soldiers in war will soon destroy all. This relates to both stories because both soldiers regretted killing someone. In O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper” and Hardy’s “The Man He Killed” both works use plot, irony, and theme to portray the idea that war causes you to kill those you care or may have cared about.
A barbershop is a place where men come to get their facial hair cut by a barber. Torres sits down, without any weapons and exposes his neck to a sharpened shaver. In this situation, the razor is a symbol. The blade could either be used in a professional manner; a tool to “rejuvenate” Torres.It could also be used to inflict pain upon Torres, an opportunity to avenge his fellow rebels, by slitting his throat. To further increase readers’ suspense, he remarks, “ My destiny depends on the edge of this blade. I can turn my hand a bit more, press a bit more and sink it in… A blade like this doesn’t fail”. In these lines, the protagonist remarks that with the given situation and his prowess as a barber, a simple push of the blade could kill Torres. Therefore, the razor is a physical object which represents the opportunity to kill an enemy. This symbol effectively represents the suspense building up, because if the barber chooses to kill Torres, it could be done with a swift slash to his neck and there would have been nothing he could do about
Killing is not easy, it is even harder to kill a fellow human being even if they are horrible. In the short story “Just Lather That’s All” by Hernando Tellez we are introduced to a character Captain Torres, who doesn’t have a problem with killing but he also thinks it is not easy to kill. However, the barber, who is giving the Captain a shave, battles, whether to kill Torres or not. The author uses irony, foreshadowing, and imagery to create a shocking story, that keeps the reader reading. In conclusion, this extraordinary story explores the thin line between doing what is best and what is honourable.
In the short story, “Lather and Nothing Else”, there are two main opposing forces. On one side there is Captain Torres and on the other is the Barber. Both characters stand for something particular. They act different and think different, but in some ways they also act and think the same. Where there are differences there are also similarities. No matter how different two forces seem they always correspond in one way or another. Similarly, they both are cautious about their job, are courageous, and secretive. Even so, the Barber cuts hair, has morals, and is fearful while Captain Torres is frightening, dangerous, and blunt.
According to Dictonary.com adversity is “an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance”. In two short stories the main characters have to deal with Adversity and they both have too uses there smarts to conquer it. The the Short Story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell both of the main characters have to think of a way to outsmart their enemies. In “The Sniper” A Republican Sniper was laying watch on a roof. A cross the way there is another sniper wanting him dead. The republican sniper had to think of a way to outsmart the other sniper so he could kill him. In “The Most Dangerous Game” Rainsford loves to go hunting with his father. When he goes overboard he swims to an island to end up at another
Oswald jumped onto a bus and rode it to the Marsalis district. Lee was very nervous as the bus got struck in the local traffic. The traffic forced Oswald to get off the bus, he called a taxi. The cab dropped Oswald off at the 700 block of North Beckley, Oswald grabbed a handgun a light jacket so he could change his appearance.
If you knew who you were shooting at, would you pull the trigger? In the story called ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty, a man, who is referred to as ´the sniper´ is about a man who is in a war in Dublin. The first thing that happens is when he shoots a man in a turret and a woman. Then he gets shot in the arm. Then he shoots an enemy sniper. He goes and finds out that the enemy sniper he shot was his brother. I believe the theme of the story ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty is that fear can lead to destructive decisions.
According to Quora.com, the first ever documented use of snipers was in the American Revolution. The short story, “The Sniper”, takes place in the Irish Civil War. Two snipers discover themselves on the same territory, both trying to kill the other. After being hit, the protagonist fakes his death. His plan gives him an easy kill on the enemy sniper. After turning over the corpse though, he finds out it’s his brother.In, “The Sniper”, by Liam O’Flaherty, the sniper learns that violence and assumption can cause us to act in a regrettable way.
In Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper, the main character, a sniper, is in the middle of a civil war in Dublin, Ireland. It is his assigned duty to assassinate anyone on the the other side of the war, no matter who they are. This creates a huge conflict, considering that the sniper ends up killing his brother. This supports the central theme that war is cruel, and this can be supported by the craft elements of the dialogue used and the setting of the story.
Liam O’Flaherty’s realistic fiction story, “The Sniper” takes place in Dublin, Ireland. The main character is a sniper fighting a civil war. He is on the Republican side who is fighting against the Free Staters. He does not put a lot of thought into his actions and it ends up costing him something big in the end. By using irony and description O’Flaherty shows that action without thought can lead to serious repercussions.
In John Updike’s “A&P” and Joyce Oates’s “Where are you going, where have you been” there are multiple intriguing similarities and differences between both protagonists. Both stories involve an adolescent 's main character who goes through a type of struggle, however, the severity of their struggles differ greatly. “A&P” includes a young man named Sammy who loses his job grows an attachment to a small group of girls that are regular customers at the shop he works at. The situation in “Where are you going, where have you been?” is much more grim for the protagonist, a young teenage girl, Connie. She is put into a set of circumstances that put her life in danger. As Connie is home alone, a car pulls up into here driveway. She hardly recognizes
The barber and Captain Torres have an intense relationship as Torres knows that the barber could kill him at an instant, and the barber knows that he has an opportunity to either be an avenger for his people or a coward murderer. Hernando Tellez keeps the reader interested from the start of the story until the end of the story by developing the characters well and by keeping the plot exciting. Lather and Nothing Else adds a taste of excitement that makes the reader imagine what could happen and how it could turn out to be. Tellez also makes some references to other media and literature like the barber could be related to a novice killer that is nervous and afraid. In addition, he uses a significant amount of literary devices including dramatic irony, interior monologue,