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Hernando Tllez Just Lather Thats All is written informally and in the first person The story is written with somewhat of a slanted point of view as seen through the barbers eyes The story includes many conflicts between different sides and imagery and symbols are used to communicate unspoken works and feelings between the barber and Captain Torres But most importantly Tllez uses imagery and symbols when describing Captain Torres and also with the shaving cream and razor blade Tllez uses animalistic features and actions when describing Captain Torres He said nothing when he entered p428 When an animal first enters a room is as if they creep in the room silently which is exactly how Tllez seems to describe Torres in the beginning of Just Lather Thats All Animals have fur and are rugged Tllez describes Torres as having a four day beard p428 Tllez is trying to have us see through the barbers eyes to see how inhumane and cruel Torres can be The shaving cream represents a security blanket for the barber and a barrier between the barber and Captain Torres At the beginning when the barber puts on shaving cream he is thinking rationally and calmly He asks Torres about his career and got on with the job of lathering his beard p428 With each stroke of the blade there is less shaving cream remaining on Torres face And with the less shaving cream on Torres face the less rationally the barber thinks He thinks about how One of the tiny pores could be opened up and issue forth its pearl of blood The barbers mind starts rambling thinking about How many of us had he ordered to be shot How many of us had he ordered to be mutilated p429 When there is only little spots of shaving cream left on Torres face the barber cant even think clearly The thinks to himself A little more lather here under his
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