Short Stories - Literary Devises Title: Just Lather That’s it

Point of View: 1st person

Protagonist: The Barber

What type of character is the Protagonist? Dynamic and round


Antagonist: Captain Torres

Describe the setting: (time, place, mood and atmosphere)
Two twenty barber shop the mood is tense and angry

Type of Conflict: Man vs. Himself

Describe the main conflict: This barber trying to avoid his thoughts of killing the Captain while he shaves his beard

Describe the Climax of the Story: The Barber arguing his own thoughts about murder

How does the Protagonist change over the course of the story?
The barber goes through thoughts of wanting to kill

Describe the relationship between the title and the theme.
Just Lather, That’s all
the barber just needs to do his job and nothing else


How does the main conflict help to illustrate the theme?
The barber thinks about killing captain Torres but he just does his job

How does the climax help to illustrate the theme?
The Barber arguing his thoughts about murder and going through with shaving the Captain illustrates the barber just doing his job

Give examples of each of the following literary terms in the story (use quotes):

Simile: “But I'm trembling like a real murderer”

Metaphor: “Everything is a sea of blood”

Personification: “The razor responded beautifully”

Symbol: The razor- the barber’s power over captain Torres he can either kill him or let him live.

Foreshadowing (give both elements):
“When I recognize him I started to tremble”
That the barber is going to have a problem with his client

Irony: The barber thinks he is sneaky about not liking the captain but as the captain leaves he says “they told me you were going to kill me”

Imagery: “I don’t want my hands covered in blood”

Completion: 5/5
Effort: 3.5/5
Content3/5
total: 11.5/15