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In the story Just Lather, Thats All by Hernando Tellez, the protagonist the barber has a dilemma, whether to kill Torres his enemy on behalf of a rebel, or shave him on behalf of a good barber.

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Dilemma in " Just Lather, That's All" In the story "Just Lather, That's All" by Hernando Tellez, the protagonist the barber has a dilemma, whether to kill Torres his enemy on behalf of a rebel, or shave him on behalf of a good barber. If the barber kills Torres as a rebel, there will be several negative outcomes.First of all, the barber will see himself as a murder of Torres, as he struggled in his mind in the story, " ... Damn him for coming, because I'm a revolutionary and not a murder..... ...read more.

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In the story, the barber thought "... You came to me for a shave and I perform my work honorably. I don't want blood on my hands." That's true, who wants to get a shave by a murder? Besides, it's hard to deal with Torres' body after killing him as the barber questioned himself in the story "What would I do with the body? Where would I hide it?" On the other hand, if the barber chooses to just shave Torres, he still has to face some negative consequences. Torres will be still alive and continue to kill more people. ...read more.

Conclusion

Under such a dilemma, it is quite difficult to make a decision due to the existence of negative consequences on both sides. The barber finally decided to just lather and shave Torres because he didn't want to be a murder and didn't "want blood on [his] hands''. In the barbershop, Torres is a customer who comes to ask for a shave instead of an enemy.Therefore, the barber only needs to "perform [his] work honorably". That's all. The barber believes that "You are an executioner and I am only a barber.Each person has his own place in the scheme of things." English 11 English 11 ...read more.

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