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Hero in the Barber Just Lather Thats All is a fictional short story written by Hernando Tellez chronicling a revolutionary barber servicing the leader of a rebel-hunting excursion Captain Torres He is caught in the dilemma of either killing Captain Torres or giving him a perfect shave In the end the barber refrains from killing and remains honorable towards his profession The barber is a hero because of his great honor towards his profession and his strong moralityFirstly the barber demonstrates the noble qualities of a hero by honorably preforming his profession without taking advantage of his clients specifically Captain Torres He preforms his work honorably Torres came to him for a shave and that is what he shall receive Tellez 4 The barbers words illustrates his benevolence and willingness to serve regardless of who requests his services Although it would be easy to kill Captain Torres and become an avenger the barber refrains refrains from slitting a customers throat through the midst of his service because it is highly dishonorable and cowardly His strong compassion and honor for his career makes him incapable of doing something to his clients aside from his duties as a professional barber The barber places his honor before everything else like justice and fame making him a hero Furthermore the barber possesses the strong morality of a hero He does not want to become a murderer He does not want blood on his hands even though Captain Torres deserves it Tellez 4 Captain Torres has ordered the deaths of many revolutionists and by the means of justice those who kill deserve to get killed After contemplation the barber understands that although justice conveys death as the punishment for murder it is morally wrong to kill someone no matter who they are or what they have done The barber acknowledges that It will be very difficult to explain to the revolutionaries that he had Captain Torres in his hands
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