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Just Lather, That’s All
 

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    • “ Just Lather, That’s All”
      • Hernando Tellez (1908-1966)
      • Setting: Columbia
      • Stories have political comments about the 35-year civil war between military and guerillas for power
      • The civil war was fuelled by cocaine, heroin, and marijuana
    • Points of Discussion
      • Captain Torres: military leader, brutal
      • Barber: rebel, secret informer
      • Symbolism of razor, shaving, lather
      • Act of shaving as a war-like activity
      • Barber’s point of view:
      • - emphasizes the animalism of the captain, juxtaposed with simplicity of the barber’s work.
      • - emphasizes irony at the end
      • Allusion: Pontius Pilate
    • Theme
      • Central generalization about life, a view of life
      • Usually implied, rather than stated
      • Not necessarily a simple moral—much more complex (what does the story reveal?)
      • Value of looking at the world from other points of view than just our own.
    • When Stating Theme…
      • Always put it in a complete sentence.
      • State as a generalization.
      • Don’t generalize beyond what the story justifies.
      • Must be a unifying concept supported by all aspects of the story
      • Avoid reducing theme to a familiar saying we have heard.
      • Theme can be stated in more than one way.