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. Two people can appear to be polar opposites, but turn out to be more similar than what meets the eye. Surprisingly, the Barber and Captain Torres are particularly similar people. Both take their jobs extremely seriously, have a dark side to them, and are associated with the revolution. Concerning the revolution, the men are politically involved, even though they are on opposing sides. The Barber represents an innocent man who just cuts hair and shave beards, but is actually a part of a rebel alliance and the entire time he was shaving the captain's beard, he was entertaining ways to murder him. He wanted the captain dead, just as the Captain wanted many other men dead and the main reason he didn’t choose to kill the …show more content…
At first glance when “Lather and Nothing Else” is interpreted it's hard to believe that an innocent little barber could have such dark thoughts, but his thoughts don’t become actions. The Captain, on the other hand, has no problem turning thoughts into actions. In many ways the characters can relate to each other because they are both brave, enemies, and serious about their jobs. What sets them apart is their ability to follow through with their thoughts and their value of human life. Overall, both characters have interesting and diverse qualities about
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The common theme in both of the short stories is centered around the cultural differences both girls faced due to the heirtage. Although both authours decsribed and expressed this in different ways they also share many similarities. Theirs stories help to show the many different people and cultures that America has to offer and express. The "Response to Exeuctive Order 9066" express how she feels about her American identity, whereas "Mericans" ties more into her hispanic family.
Thought these stories are somewhat similar, their differences greatly outweigh them, causing the feelings of the viewer to be completely different. The development of the character’s perspective, the provisions received from God, and the theme of family ties beating the despair in times of trouble are all but a few of the differences that separate these two
" No one is there, only General Zaroff, a hunter, who hunts human beings. So far the main characters are have common problems, however they do have differences. In this analysis, I will talk about how both short stories are similar. And although both share multiple similarities, they have different themes and messages that the reader has to interpret.
The narrator explains how the circumstances of his night aboard the boat paralleled the circumstances of his worst fears. What are the similarities that he experiences? The sounds, smells, and scenery were the same. 13. The narrator undergoes a major change.
The use of children in the Sierra Leone Civil War was widespread, with up to 10,000 children taking part in the conflict and up to eighty percent of RUF forces between the ages of seven and fourteen. Ishmael is one of these children. In his memoir, A Long Way Gone, Lieutenant Jabati and his men exploit several techniques to transform these frightened children into ruthless killing machines. They do this through the use of drugs, pop culture, as well as character and emotional manipulation. Tactics like these create habits and addictions that are almost impossible to break.
Forgiving someone is one of the best things you could do. However, for you to forgive someone, you must accept what has happened and be ready to move on. Forgiving someone gives them an opportunity to redeem themselves, and allows them to move on as well. By accepting the past, you might find reasoning within the mistakes of the others, and give you as better understanding of how you should act. Forgiveness is a large part of The First Stone, and within the story is a valuable lesson:
In the novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, main character Billie Jo faces several challenging obstacles throughout her lifetime. Getting through these obstacles is the only way Billie Jo can learn to forgive her father as well as herself for their mistakes. Once she learns to stop feeling resentful, and let go, Billie Jo will be able to grow up. The first major challenge Billie Jo faces is when a fire breaks out in her home. The fire ignites when Billie Jo’s mother mistakes a pail of kerosene for water, where,“instead of making coffee, Ma [makes] a rope of fire”(87).
The connection between the relationships of Hassan and Amir and then Amir and Sohrab thrive off of the conflicts and the recurring motifs throughout the novel. Amir lived his redemiton and his loyalty through Sohrab, trying to make what he did to Hassan feel like less of a burden on his shoulders. There are many different ways for one to redeem themselves, but there is no better way to show loyalty than to be present in a time of
However, while they both have the same intentions, their actions conflict heavily, and situate them on opposite sides of a matter. Because of this, there is not a clear good or evil person; almost every aspect of the playwright is up to the reader’s interpretation. But, it is not impossible to make a compromise between two people about their values, even if it seems the values could not be more
He arrives to work and see's Pino, his coworker, and son of Sal, give him a dirty look and said, " you are late". Pino is a racist person who does not like black people and does not get along with Mookie. In contrast, Vito is a nice and respectful individual who is friends with Mookie. It is with these four individuals that Sal's pizzeria had become so well known in New York. Sal is a person who likes to help everyone and is a well-rounded individual.
Their contrasting social conditions shape the way they treat each other and influence their own beliefs and values, making it extremely difficult to maintain a normal relationship. The huge role of Marxism in class conflict greatly affects the decisions and choices that Amir and Hassan make ending in a truly painful estrangement. These boys should be the best of friends; deep down they love each other so very much, but their preexisting economic situations make this love impossible to put on display. Amir manages to repair this broken friendship twenty years later; Hassan may have gone, but Amir can finally forgive himself for the decisions he made as a
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that