A hero is someone who can tell good from bad and bases their actions on doing what is morally right. The barber, in the short story ‘Just Lather, That’s All’, would not have been a hero if he killed Captain Torres for this reason. Although the barber was a rebel and could have easily killed the Captain, a man who can be viewed as his enemy, he didn’t, because he knew it would have been morally wrong to do so. In the text, the barber shows in many ways that he takes a lot of pride in his work, and that he does not think of himself as a murderer. For example, this is especially demonstrated when, at the beginning of the story, he is first shown carefully sharpening the razor to ensure that it will not be dull when a customer asks for a shave.