Just Lather, That's All

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In "Just Later, That's All," what are three points that make Captain Torres the villain of the story?

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In "Just Lather, That's All," Torres is clearly the villain, as demonstrated in the following three ways:

  1. Captain Torres is responsible for ordering the hanging of four men and then forcing everybody in the town to view their bodies. Even worse, the barber notices that the Captain's men...

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In "Just Lather, That's All," Torres is clearly the villain, as demonstrated in the following three ways:

  1. Captain Torres is responsible for ordering the hanging of four men and then forcing everybody in the town to view their bodies. Even worse, the barber notices that the Captain's men have used the bodies for target practice. In conversation with the barber, the Captain refers to this public execution as a "fine show."
  2. After capturing fourteen rebels, the Captain claims to be so tired that he could go "straight to sleep." This implies that his violent job has little effect on his thoughts or state of mind.
  3. The Captain admits to the barber that he plans on punishing all of these captured men in a manner which is "better" than the hanging. He also states that the punishment of these men will be enjoyable, saying, "We'll amuse ourselves."
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