But at the same time he would be violating his sense of duty as a barber. “So it was going to be very difficult to explain that I had him right in my hands and let him go peacefully-alive and shaved” (Barber 3). The Barber decides to let torres live because his sense of duty comes before and defines his moral qualities. He knew that killing Torres would raise morale of the rebels in hiding and add to their cause. He would satisfy his grudge for the atrocities committed by Torres’ men.
Choosing between right and wrong reveals our true character. Frightened by the possible consequences of making the wrong choice, we all attempt to make decisions that will be most beneficial to our situation. However, making the right choice isn’t always easy, especially when the right choice may mean giving up something that is important to us. This is the conflict the barber faces in Hernando Téllez’ “Just Lather, That’s All.” When the man who has been executing rebels walks into his barbershop, the barber, a secret rebel himself, is faced with the responsibility of determining whether his enemy deserves to live or die. By establishing whether his own morals and beliefs match those of the man beneath his razor, the barber may not only jeopardize his pride but also change his life forever.
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.
The leader of the workers, Curley, wanted to make Lennie pay for killing his wife. Curley decreed that if Lennie was found to shoot him in the stomach and let his guts spill out. This would make his death long and painful. George couldn’t bear to watch Lennie being tortured by the workers like this so he pulled out Carlson’s Luger and placed a bullet into his head, ending his life in the quickest way possible. All in all, George’s decision to kill Lennie was justified by the fact that George was Lennie’s keeper, there was no possible way to save Lennie, and he didn’t want Lennie’s death to be slow and
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.
Caputo is informed there is two Viet Cong men preparing and trying to kill him and his men. As things go on Caputo begins to think to himself how he will get the two Viet Cong men. Caputo say aloud around his men “ I’m going to get those bastards,” (314). Caputo and his men believe they know where the two men are as Caputo has talked the men into getting after these two Viet Cong men. The men have to go to the Ville to find the men and are starting to worry if they were to get in trouble for doing something they are not supposed to do and not ordered to do.
Who weeps for these weeps for corruption” (Miller 1333). Although some believe that Proctor is doing the right thing, he ultimately dies because of Judge Danforth’s ignorance. He feels that he must kill Proctor and all of those accused of witchcraft to prevent an overthrow of the courts due to a lack of consistency. He shows no remorse, which verifies Proctor’s heroic life and portrays Danforth as a villain. Overall, Proctor’s death wraps up a truly heroic life for a man that had several
The first deadly sin implemented into the story is pride. Three rioters become aware of their friend being taken by death. The men claim that they will “slay this traitor Death” (371). Although Chaucer knows death not to be man, he personifies it in this tale into the form of a man. This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy.
He had originally planned to kidnap Lincoln and trade him for the Southern soldiers in prison, but Lincoln didn’t show up where they thought he would. Because that kidnapping plot failed, he decided to go more extreme and kill him instead. In the text it says, “Frustrated at seeing his plot foiled, Booth resolved to go to a far greater extreme.” He also decided to have his friends assassinate the Secretary of State and the Vice President. Lastly, he thought that he was doing a favor for the country. He did not love the “forced Union” and thought that by killing Lincoln, he would be doing well for the country.
Instead of assisting the other mugs beat up the citizens, he helps one escape which brought a whole different side of Terry Malloy to the surface. As a result of the guilt he feels he turns into an unlikely hero when he turns on Johnny Friendly for all the murders he has committed even though he knows this could mean that he could die. After the trial, Terry even starts a fight with Johnny Friendly not only to avenge everyone that he killed, but everyone who was treated unfairly at the dock. For these reasons, Terry becomes an unlikely hero for defending his beliefs. Due to this, Malloy becomes a hero to the people on the
Although Martin Luther King Jr is talking about the social injustice Africans Americans were facing in the 1960s, this also relates to how the reader and Matt feels about the legal system. Matt is not content with the unjust verdict that was reached by the legal system so it is time for him to take matter into his own hands. Taking matter into his own hands means killing Richard to complete his revenge, but when he does it is clear it was not the ethical thing to do. Reason being that even though Richard killed Matt 's son, Frank was still dead and nothing could change that. Matt 's felt unfulfilled with killing Matt and when he tells Ruth what happened he says “ the words had no
For example, on page 162 he is loyal to Nile, one of the most deadly and obseqiuas assassins for Scorpia. As a matter of fact, he is loyal to him because he starts primitive training with him until he is as good of an assassin as his dad was, but when he finds out that his dad did not work for Scorpia he turned his back on all of Scorpia. In contrast, another theme is disloyalty towards others, for example, Alex is disloyal to Julia Rothman when he wears the retainer in his mouth that has a tracking device in it. He wanted to do this in case he got in trouble, he would start the tracker, so m16 could come help him. Moreover, this contributes to the theme of disloyalty by showing that Alex no longer wanted to be a part of Scorpia.
Walter does not want to kill Krazy-8 and, after getting to know the man he plans to release him. Just as he is about to turn Krazy-8 loose but Walter realizes Krazy-8 has made a makeshift knife from a broken plate shard and probably most likely will try to kill Walter with the plate. Walter strangles him to death with a bicycle lock. This shows that Walter has had a lot of decisions to make concerning himself and his family. Walter never wanted to kill emilio and Krazy-8 but he did it out of self defense since they pulled guns out on jesse and walter and they had to do something about it.