Themes Of Lather And Nothing Else By Hernando Tellez

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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

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