Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez

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Just Lather That's All Character Analysis

What character qualities do the barber and Captain Torres have in the short story "Just Lather, That's All"?

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In "Just Lather, That's All," the Barber is a very conscientious man who shows a clear dedication to his profession. Even though the Captain is his enemy, for example, he takes care to give him a proper shave. In addition, he is also very proud of his reputation as being a "good barber" and this is one of the reasons why he chooses to not murder the Captain. He is, therefore, more concerned with being good at his job than becoming a hero to the rebels.

We can also describe the Barber as being a secretive type of person. Nobody knows, for instance, that he is a member of the resistance and that he routinely provides information to the rebels.

In contrast, the Captain can be described as a violent person. When he arrives at the shop, for example, he tells the Barber that he has recently caught 14 rebels and that he will soon find and kill the remaining ones.

The Captain is also a very brave person. At the end of the story, for instance,...

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