Life is not easy; people need to make moral decisions in life to discover themselves like Ernest Hemingway stated: “So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after”(Ernest Hemingway). When Captain Torres walked into the revolutionary’s barbershop, the barber had to make a life changing decision about whether or not he should or should not kill Captain Torres, who is his enemy. In the story “ Just Lather, that’s all” one of the main ideas is that moral decisions help define one 's character. This shows that moral decision making reflects one 's destiny, as the barber considers both outcomes; either to kill or not to kill. Firstly, the barber contemplates on killing Captain Torres, the executioner, so he would stop killing the rebels, but does not want to be a murderer.
In the story Just lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez, a rebel barber is visited by the captain of the opposing side for a shave. The barber is faced with a difficult decision of helping the rebels and killing the captain which will ultimately help the rebels or, sparing the captain and facing whatever consequences may follow. During this time, we see that the barber from Just Lather, That's All is a man who takes pride in his work, is a brave man and deep down, is a good person. First of all, the barber is a man who takes great pride in his work. When deciding wether or not to kill the captain, the barber is too proud of how work as a barber to kill the captain.
Thus,the barber clearly indicated that killing the captain would sully his reputation and eliminate his respectability.The barber believes that murder is wrong because it goes against in what he believes in . The barber describes himself as a person of revolutionary but not a murderer. He went further to clearly states his point of view as a revolutionary with values when he said, “No one deserve to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer.” Hernando was able to draw the reader further in the short story. The conflict is very detailed and elusive it's hard to tell what will happen to these two characters, what is their story, where are they coming from, and these are the questions and conflicts that the reader is trying to answer which draws you further and further into the short story. It is hard to know what the author is trying to explain, but there is always a little bit of suspense.
He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel. He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
The barber is against the Captain because of what he has done to the rebels and he himself is a rebel. He begins to prepare for the shave, but cannot get over that Torres was in his shop. Over time they both get into a conversation and Torres invites the barber to come to the town square later in the day where he plans to exhibit and probably torture or kill some of his new prisoners. The barber struggles with his inner
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
In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter uses symbolism and characterization to show that we shouldn’t be labeled we should be ourselves. The jacket in On the Sidewalk Bleeding symbolizes judgement towards Andy when he wears it. Andy gets stabbed right at the being and we figure out a lot more as the story goes on. “ If he had not been wearing the jacket it wouldn’t have been stabbed” (Hunter 7). He realizes he is just a another Royal to everyone no one cares who he really is.
He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69). I believe one can decipher their own values, even if everyone thinks differently. Huck negated the public by feeling a dedication to his own beliefs and deciding his own morals. To emphasize the anxiety of living as an outsider in the community, Colonel Sherburn yelled, “Why don’t your juries hang murderers? Because they’re afraid the man’s friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark” (110).
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.
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