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Just Lather, That's All

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Carly Johnston

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of Just Lather, That's All

Setting When- Early 1900's

Where-Columbia, in a barber shop on a hot summers day

Mood- Tense, and suspenseful Plot Important Quotes Protagonist- The Barber Irony: Situational Irony- The protagonist trying to not spill a drop of blood from Torres face, when Torres is an executioner.
Dramatic irony- The reader knows that the Barber is a rebel, and the reader believes that Torres does not know.
Verbal irony-The Protagonist continues to ask Torres questions and seem interested in his ventures but he really has no interest because he himself is a rebel. Another example is when Torres says that killing isn't easy, this is ironic because he is an executioner. Some people are faced with major dilemmas regarding morality and are forced to make the decision to end their inner turmoil of conflict. Just Lather, That's All Issues This story is focused on the issue of morality and of military dictatorship. These issues are still evident in present day society. Character Literary Techniques Literary Techniques Theme Climax The pivotal moment where the protagonist decides to not kill Torres Conflict The main conflict is Person vs. Self. Complicating Incident When Torres enters the Barber shop and the protagonist begins to tremble. Chapter Notes Theme and Point of View Important Points:
1. There are four different types of POV. First person, Objective, Omniscient and Limited Omniscient.
2. Theme is a subject-predicate statement
3. Theme and moral are NOT the same thing
4.-Don’t think that once theme is stated the whole purpose of the story has been to yield up this abstract statement. Antecedent Action The revolution has already begun! Rising Action The Protagonist begins to shave Captain Torres and continues to reluctantly make conversation with him. Includes the contemplation to kill Torres. Falling Action Torres has been shaved and exits the shop. Before exiting he says,"They told me that you'd kill me. I came to find out. But killing isn't easy. You can take my word for it." Suspense 'Just Lather, That's All' is a very suspenseful story. - Is the protagonist going to kill Captain Torres?
- Does Captain Torres know that the protagonist is a rebel? Dilemma The protagonist either has to kill Torres or let him go and watch him continue to kill his fellow rebels. Surprise When Torres knows that the protagonist was wanting to kill him Ending Type Full Circle Resolution There is no resolution! :O Torres- static and flat character
The Barber- Static and Round character Antagonist- The barber Character Foil
Torres-The Barber Indirect Presentation Point of View- First person limited omniscient through the eyes of the barber.
Flashback- "The day he ordered the whole town to file into the patio of the school to see four rebels hanging there"
Foreshadowing- 'Just Lather, That's All'
Diction- Suspenseful and Cacophonous Diction. Symbols Razor Blade- Life or Death of Torres.
Shaving- War like. "I estimated be bout a four-day beard. The four days taken up by the latest search for our troops"
"No one deserves to have someone else make the sacrifice of becoming a murderer"
"You are an executioner and I am only a barber. Each person has his own place in the scheme of things. That's right. His own place."
"They told me that you'd kill me. I came to find out. But killing isn't easy. You can take my word for it." Group Question What Issues are found in the story?
Are these issues still found in society today? Quick Question What is the mood of the story?? Group Question What is the exposition in this story? Group Question What would be a suitable ending type for this story? Group Question As a group, find an important quote that reflects the issues in the story. Voting Question What type of character is the barber?
Round or Flat?
Static or Dynamic?
Lets see what the class decides! Quick Question Is the story of direct of indirect presentation? Group Question Why is the razor a significant symbol in the story? Group Question Knowing more about the characters in the story, who does your group believe to be the real hero?
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