Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez

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In Just Lather, That's All, what does Captain Torres represent? 

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Tellez based his tale very firmly in South America in the latter half of the 20th century, which faced various military dictatorships that were met with rebel uprisings. One of the reasons this story is so effective is that Tellez presents us with one character who is a representative of the military junta, which is clearly Captain Torres, and another who is a representative of the rebels, who is the barber that narrates the story to the reader. From the...

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