Violence leading to regret is shown at the end of the story. The regret is shown at the end of the story when the sniper removes the enemy’s mask and finds out that the republican is his brother. For example, a quote from the story says, “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” This quote shows that the sniper had just killed his
In the second to last sentence in the second to last stanza Robert Burns writes, “The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley” (Burns 39), which translates to how to farmer believed the mouse he had ended up killing had all these plans, but in the end wasn’t allowed to fulfill them due to his death, similar to Lennie. Therefore, Steinbeck was foreshadowing what was going to happen to Lennie in the end of the
In the text it says, “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” and early on in the story he wonders if he knew the other sniper, and ironically it was someone he knew very well (4). He is caught up in annihilating the enemy, he only stops to think about who the other sniper is. O’Flaherty uses irony to show how the sniper ends up killing his own brother and only after he shoots him he wonders if he knew him. In addition to the irony, O’Flaherty also uses description to develop this idea of action without thought. He gives us a vivid description of the sniper that makes us wonder about him, “His face was the face of a student, thin and ascetic, but his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic.
At the end of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, George shoots his best friend, Lenny, in the back of the head. He didn’t have very many other options. What he did, though, could be looked as evil. In the end of the book, Lennie, who is large and dumb, accidently kills the farmer’s son’s wife. He goes into hiding the men all go looking to kill Lennie.
This is one of the ways “Cranes” was different than “The Sniper.” Now for the difference for “The Sniper” is that humanity over war wasn’t there. He had to kill the Turret Gunner, Informer and other Sniper (O’Flaherty). It was life or death for him. The Sniper did feel a feeling of humanity over war after killing his own brother. He would’ve believed that if he was more humane maybe his brother would still be alive.
George had a decision to make, would he let the boys from the farm lynch Lennie for killing Curley’s wife or would he kill him himself. When Candy’s dog was killed he thought he “ought of shot that dog [himself]” and regretted not doing so, this is a mistake George does not wish to make. This is why he himself steals Carlson’s gun and as his “hand [shake] violently,” but when he heard the men getting closer he had no choice and “he pulled the trigger”(Steinbeck 111). In the last few sentences Slim invites George for a drink, now George became one of the men that he said Lennie and he would never
James Castle committed suicide after being bullied by some boys at Holden's school, the death of his classmate really affected holden emotionally. Holden has been witnessing to many deaths for such a young age. The death of his classmate really traumatized him because James was wearing Holden's jacket when he committed suicide and that had a big impact in his life. Holden starts seeing the world as a dark place Because of these experiences, Holden must view death as an escape from a dark and tough world. In the play he said that if he were to go to war that he wanted to be shot on the spot rather than having to struggle throughout the war.
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
This is why the main theme is killing doesn’t matter until it’s your own. The sniper in the civil war was written by Liam O’ Flaherty. The sniper was sad when he found out that he killed his own brother. In the Civil War was the first time they used snipers. What would you have done if you were in the Civil
Right before shooting himself, Neil puts on the crown of thorns, which looks like the one Jesus wore before being crucified and dying for his people. In the movie, Neil killed himself because he was depressed over not being able to pursue his passion for acting due to his father’s opposition. He believed that by committing suicide, he would also be able to show parents and teachers how important it is to allow their children and students to pursue their passions. It can thus be concluded, that Neil killed himself in the belief of that it would contribute to the greater good for “his people”, his classmates and fellow members of the Dead Poets Society. While symbolism is used to get hidden meanings and statements across to the movie audience, cinematic effects are used to affect the movie audience’s perception of the movie.