He is astonished by himself; who is he to judge whether someone gets to live or die? He tells himself, “No one deserves to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer… Others come along and still others, and the first ones kill the second ones and they the next ones and it goes on like this until everything is a sea of blood.” At this moment the barber is able to distinguish the difference between himself and captain Torres. He realizes, “I don’t want to be a murderer, no sir. You came to me for a shave. And I perform my work honorably… I don’t want blood on my hands.
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.
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.
Although most antagonist share a lot of the same traits as the villain with being conniving, evil, and looking for a way to sabotage the protagonist, Hamlet’s Claudius and The Lion King’s Scar are significantly different. They of course aim for the same motives, but the way they go about situations and their overall personas are like night and day. To start off, they both have extremely different relationships with the protagonist. Claudius from the beginning wants to be on good terms with Hamlet, with reminding him that he’s now not only his uncle, but his stepfather. He’s eager to know what’s wrong with him and sometimes shows some concern.
Proctor is a well-liked man who has a distinct personality for himself (C. Lacovetti 1). He is the protagonist whom makes a mistake before the play begins. At the end of the play, Proctor confesses his sins and mends his marriage. On the other hand, Danforth is honest in his own mind and questions Proctor about his actions. Danforth is a judge during the Salem Witch trials and only
Macbeth was responsible for his own actions when killing King Duncan, the guards, and his best friend Banquo. These actions came from his flaw of ambition, His ambition for power would stop at nothing for him to become king. He wanted power so bad that he was willing to kill his best friend. The prophecies were the reasoning of the awakening of this ambitious mindset of
That is shown through the protagonist who looks like he will be the overall hero of the story, turn evil to eventually be the villain or the antagonist of the story. Macbeth started out as a good man that did lots of things for the king to earn Thane of Cawdor. That light in him eventually turned to darkness as he murdered the people that he was once allies with him, causing him to view life as worthless, which in the end is true because he will always be remembered for only the evil that he did in his
The main theme in the short story “Lather and Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez is that personal morals determine the outcome of choices when it comes to good or evil. The main character the barber reveals the main theme and how thinking and doing is different, each person has a right to their own choices and morals, political stances do not always correspond with the actions one makes. First, thinking is easier than doing, as can be seen when the barber contemplates every outcome that will occur if he slits Captain Torres’ throat and how “it would be so easy to kill him,” but even after thinking about every outcome he knows that there is nothing “to be gained by it,” and he doesn’t “wan’t to stain [his] hands with blood.” The barber’s morals
Instead of Macbeth killing Banquo, he hires murderers to kill him. Macbeth wanted Banquo dead because he did not want Banquo to be the one to say that he killed King Duncan. The author says, “He tries to defend his father when they are attacked but is not old enough or skilled enough. He just manages to escape with his own life” (General OneFile 1). When Banquo was killed, his son, Fleance, escaped before he was going to get killed.
However, the Bible also gives us examples of people who put to death their worldly passions and pursue righteousness through the discipline of self-control. In the Old Testament, a man named David was chosen to be king during the reign of King Saul. King Saul was jealous of David and wanted him dead so he searched for David in order to kill him. On one particular outing of Saul and his men who were searching to kill David there arose a certain opportunity for David to kill Saul. Saul was in cave and was very vulnerable while David was also deeper inside the cave.
Barret saw it necessary to show that they are capable of handling themselves and do not need the extra help as they are strong enough to take care of themselves. Ison was not justified in his murder to kill, but justified in his pride being hurt. Though he dealt with it in the wrong way, he had the right