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 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.
With the analysis above, it is clear that Sweeney Todd in the film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber on Fleet Street, is a serial killer due to the fact, he develops a routine, is a loner, and has had a poor family life. Moreover, serial killers are people who murders their victims in the presence of abnormal psychology. Through the various scenes such as Sweeney Todd developing a routine of prepping his customers before he slits their throats, his distaste of social interaction and a life Mrs. Lovett, and his family being torn apart by the vindictive Judge Turpin. One of Tim Burton 's reasons for directing this film is it allowed him to use one of his favorite styles of dark grey settings. So just remember no matter where you are anyone could be a killer your friends, family, barber, mailman etc.
Hernando Tellez through an excerpt asking if a person should go against his/her morals because people at war are tempted to do actions that are wrong. The barber decides not to murder. Explaining jobs, “ You are an executioner, I’m just a barber. Each one has his job”(4). The general is just doing his job exactly like the barber.
The protagonist in “The Cask of Amontillado” is Fortunato, who gets murdered by the antagonist Montresor. The first quote is, “I vowed revenge.” (167) Montresor has anger towards Fortunato, so he wanted revenge. Revenge gets you nothing, so don’t get angry. The next quote is, “No answer still.” (166) Montresor killed Fortunato, and he will leave him to die. Montresor’s anger and want for revenge lead him to a mistake of killing Fortunato.
However, although the protagonists in both stories feel this sense of freedom, the way this comes about for each of them is very different. In “The Tell Tale Heart,” The narrator’s actions are determined by his hatred and desire to kill the old man. Rather than wait for the man to die of natural causes, he takes it upon himself to kill him so he will no longer have to see his eye. This fact is trivial to the story because the reader is able to see the narrator’s hatred and anger which ultimately leads up to the old man’s murder. In addition, this gives the overall story a dark tone as the narrator plots to carry out the murder.
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.
The final similarity they share is that they both want death for the revenge of their enemy. Chillingworth wants his revenge on Dimmesdale to be death because he gives him remedies that keep him sick and kill him slowly while making sure he still feels guilty. . At the ending of the story, Chillingworth finally gets his wish when Dimmesdale collapses on the pedestal, confessing his sins to the whole town about committing adultery with Hester Prynne. Captain Ahab wants revenge on Moby Dick to be death as well.
To defend his manhood, Macbeth’s greed and desire to be king causes him to not carefully consider the outcomes of his actions. Furthermore, in Tellez’s short story, the Barber cautiously thinks about the outcomes of killing Captain Torres and what will become of his reputation. Questioning himself, he states “Murderer or hero?... You came to me for a shave… I don’t want blood on my hands.” (Tellez 2). Although the Barber knows it would be quite simple and effortless to kill the Captain, he lets his true morals become a deciding factor, ultimately deciding not to kill the captain.
The readers will be able to tell that the narrator is completely insane, when he thinks it is okay for someone to chop up a dead man: “I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs” (Poe 305). When somebody gets chopped up in a story, it gives the readers a sense of fear because it makes the readers visualize a gory image of an old dead man chopped