Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez

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How can I write a internal monologue from the perspective of Captain Torres in the short story, "Just Lather, That's All," by Hernando Tellz?

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If I were to write a monologue from Captain Torres' perspective in Hernando Teliz's short story, "Just Lather, That's All," I believe I would familiarize myself with what a monologue is, and then begin by studying the barber's monologue.

Dr. L. Kip Wheeler writes:

MONOLOGUE: An interior monologue does not necessarily represent spoken words, but rather the internal or emotional thoughts or feelings of an individual

With this in mind, it is understood that your monologue will be similar to the barber's in that it will be an internal "discussion" that Torres has with himself. However, the barber's monologue deals with his dilemma of killing an enemy or stopping the chain of violence—refusing to be like the vicious and violent Captain Torres....

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