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-- -- Professor Chong 28 March 2019 Comparative Analysis Comparative Analysis: “Just Lather, That’s All” and “Eveline” The characters of Eveline and the barber from Hernando Tellez’s “Just Lather, That’s All” and “Eveline” from James Joyce’s Dubliners , respectively, share a similar change of heart throughout each story that affects their lives in very different ways. Each of these characters experiences an internal battle with themselves in order to make a big decision. In Dubliners , Eveline is a young woman struggling to decide whether or not she wants to stay with her father or if she wants to flee the country and run away with her boyfriend, Frank. In “Just Lather, That’s All”, the barber is trying to decide whether or not he wants to kill Captain Torres, a man known to be the local ‘bad guy’ in his town. For these characters, each end of their decisions come with upsides as well as downsides, and throughout their stories, they struggle with coming to their own conclusions. While “Just Lather, That’s All” and “Eveline” both share the similar plotline of the struggles of personal decision making and how it affects identity, each story is unique in its character’s motivations, emotional struggles, and final choices.

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