Explore the Captain's thoughts and feelings in the short story, "Just Lather, That's All."Assume the role of Captain Torres in the short story, "Just Lather, That's All," and write his...

Explore the Captain's thoughts and feelings in the short story, "Just Lather, That's All."

Assume the role of Captain Torres in the short story, "Just Lather, That's All," and write his conversation with his compatriots on the evening following his shave. This mean you will continue the story, and you are Captain Torres. Write a conversation with your men in which you explain your thoughts and feelings.

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This is an interesting question to consider, as personally, I don't actually believe that Captain Torres would reveal the identity of the barber as a rebel sympathiser to his men, as they would kill him. However, let us just assume for one moment that he did, and that night he tells his men about what happened. Here are some suggestions as to how you can write such a presentation of the character of Captain Torres.

I think any such account would be full of the nonchalance of Captain Torres. He would obviously not want to openly confess any fear or worry to his men, as that would detract from his character, so to present him you would have to paint an account that is full of his bravado. You would comment upon the way that you noticed what the barber in his account hopes that Captain Torres does not notice: his trembling, the way that his voice is wavering and full of fear. I think as well you would want to major on the first contact of the razor on the throat of Captain Torres. What was the barber doing? What was Captain Torres feeling? You might also want to consider whether the internal conflict that the barber experiences is something that the Captain is aware of. Can he see the conflict going on in the face of the barber? Answering such questions will help you to write an excellent account of the thoughts and feelings of Captain Torres. Good luck!

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