Sam was unrightfully accused and was punished for the crime he did not commit:“ ‘It’s just so unfair, he fought for them for three years, and now they’re going to shoot him for nothing’ ” (200). Sam had portrayed a glorious image of war to Tim, and after his death, Tim saw through the facade. General Putnam showed no empathy for Sam and executes him to keep his soldiers in line because “one man’s agony is like another’s, one mother’s tears are no wetter than anyone else’s” (194).
Gunrunner Goes Hangman This is a the story of Riker Syke. One of the most famous gunrunners in the U.S. He had his own alliance full of lower-class gunrunners. You can imagine how rich he became. He was a very hostile man, never caught by the police, until one day.
The authors are brothers James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The novel’s time period is based in the Revolutionary War era with exceptionally great accuracy. The authors teach a lot of principles including a strong sense of irony, sacrifice,
‘’The Sniper" is a short story by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty, set during the early weeks of the Irish Civil War, during the Battle of Dublin and "The Scarlet Ibis" is a short story written by novelist James Hurst. It was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in July 1960 and won the "Atlantic First" award. Each of the two stories have many likenesses and differences, in addition to focusing on the three same ideas. These three ideas are war, brotherhood, and regret. The war in “The Sniper” is an actual war.
In O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper” and Hardy’s “The Man He Killed” both works use plot, irony, and theme to portray the idea that war causes you to kill those you care or may have cared about. There are many similarities and differences In the plot of both “The Sniper” and “The Man He Killed”, there are many similarities and differences.
One of the themes from Hernando Tellez 's “Just Lather that 's all” is that different humans have different abilities and capabilities to complete tasks in life. This theme relates to my life because I may think about many actions to fulfill a reaction, but it only goes as far as just a thought, but since life is very lengthy I may get frustrated and do actions without thinking about the consequences. The barber is struggling good and bad within himself, but his goodness overcomes his badness at the end, which shows by him not putting his thoughts into actions. The barber has a job of the town that he really cares about and is trying to take on abilities of the captain of killing which he is not capable of doing. On the other hand, the
Killing is not easy, it is even harder to kill a fellow human being even if they are horrible. In the short story “Just Lather That’s All” by Hernando Tellez we are introduced to a character Captain Torres, who doesn’t have a problem with killing but he also thinks it is not easy to kill. However, the barber, who is giving the Captain a shave, battles, whether to kill Torres or not. The author uses irony, foreshadowing, and imagery to create a shocking story, that keeps the reader reading. In conclusion, this extraordinary story explores the thin line between doing what is best and what is honourable.
Family is said to be an unbreakable circle of strength. However, Liam O’Flaherty challenges the boundaries and limits of family in his short story, “The Sniper.” O’Flaherty uses his story to introduce a compelling way to break the bonds of a family through the ravages of war. Through the use of symbolism and foreshadowing, O’Flaherty emphasizes how the dire consequences of war can lead to separation of families. O’Flaherty creates a deadly war scene to symbolize the dire consequence that war has on a family.
Catch-22, a satirical, historical fiction novel focused on an unjust military bureaucracy, follows a young Air Force Captain and his friends who deal with this bureaucracy and injustice firsthand. Yossarian is the protagonist of the novel which is set during the end of World War II, around 1944, on the small island of Pianosa, just off the coast of Italy. Joseph Heller’s main focus in the writing of this book was to antagonize the military and highlight its often unreasonable actions. A central theme of Catch-22 is the absolute power of the military and the lack of logic it displays in dispensing justice. Evidence of this theme can be seen in Clevenger’s trial and in the interrogation of Chaplain Tappman.
It is a dark, stormy night in the forest. Both men are out to get the other. There is a somber, gloomy, suspenseful mood. The reader anticipates which one will find the other first. Simultaneously, they run directly into one another, both with rifles in hand, “rifle” (Saki online).
Liam O’Flaherty’s realistic fiction story, “The Sniper” takes place in Dublin, Ireland. The main character is a sniper fighting a civil war. He is on the Republican side who is fighting against the Free Staters. He does not put a lot of thought into his actions and it ends up costing him something big in the end. By using irony and description O’Flaherty shows that action without thought can lead to serious repercussions.
By setting the story on a rooftop, in the middle of a Civil war at Night, in Dublin, Ireland ,near the O'Connell bridge the author makes both the Republican Sniper and the reader tense and concerned. This Creates suspense, because It Is at night, when he can't see the enemy and in the middle of a civil war, where you don't know who you are shooting at, and fighting your own country. The Point of View of
Thesis: The effective use of literary elements are crucial to enhance the understand of readers and provide them with the suspense that the author intends to create by reading the story. Every successful and effective story possess certain qualities, which when put together result in an enticing, suspense filled story. When used skillfully, these literary elements produce some of the world’s most renowned works. “Just Lather, That’s All” is no different.
In Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper, the main character, a sniper, is in the middle of a civil war in Dublin, Ireland. It is his assigned duty to assassinate anyone on the the other side of the war, no matter who they are. This creates a huge conflict, considering that the sniper ends up killing his brother. This supports the central theme that war is cruel, and this can be supported by the craft elements of the dialogue used and the setting of the story.
In the short story, “Lather and Nothing Else”, there are two main opposing forces. On one side there is Captain Torres and on the other is the Barber. Both characters stand for something particular. They act different and think different, but in some ways they also act and think the same. Where there are differences there are also similarities.