Respect Within and Out
In “Charro” by Oscar Casares, respect is an underlying theme that ties the whole story together. It weaves itself in and out of each scene as if it were its own character in the story. From having the respect for family or that of someone’s personal space, it is a constant throughout. Respect has the most important part in life. Family, friends, and acquaintances all need it. Humans have the tendency not to give respect all the time, which, without the presence of it, anger, hate and violence will arise from tension cause from its absence.
Even though murder is not legal, others can respect a justified murder. When Marcelo was a teenager “…Valdez accused [his] father of stealing cattle, [so he] gathered his sons… [and gave] them each a gun…[with] the first one to see…Valdez was to shoot him” (57). When Marcelo’s brother shot Valdez nobody really took a second thought about it, with the exception of the law. The town a...