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In the story Lather and Nothing Else by Hernando Tellez Captain Torres is the villain A villain is a person guilty or capable of a crime or wickedness or a person who is responsible for intentionally specified trouble harm andor damage Captain Torres is a military authority and executioner who mutilates and kills any rebels who oppose the government The barber protagonist gives us an idea of what Torres does using his previous acts The day he ordered the whole town to file into the patio of the school to see for rebels hanging there the sight of mutilated bodies kept me from nothing the face of the man who had directed it all and A man of imagination because who else would have thought of hanging the naked rebels and then holding target practice on certain parts of their bodies From these quotes we see that Torres is indeed responsible for intentional trouble harm and damage and that he is capable of both crime even though it was his way to support the government and wickedness He states that all rebels should be killed regardless of their intentions which highlights his lack of mercy integrity and justice upon the rebels In the beginning of the conversation between Torres and the barber Torres states the 2 following phrases Something like a firing squad but a little slower and I dont know what we will do today but we will amuse ourselves He later on also states to the barber But killing isnt easy You can take my word for it This shows the fact that Torres kills for pure amusement and entertainment and also enjoys arrogantly proving that he is more powerful and masculine It is kind of like saying I know that you weak people have a hard time doing stuff like killing but I am more powerful and masculine because I can kill whenever I want to Even though the barber
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