Within Liam O’Flaherty’s short story, “The Sniper”, there are two literary devices that greatly impact the meaning of the story. These two literary devices are irony and mood, and together they show the reader how difficult war can be and how it can pull friends and families apart. While reading the text, the reader can feel how tired, lethargic, yet exciting war can be. On page 1, paragraph 3, the sniper was “eating a sandwich hungrily” because he “had eaten nothing since morning”. In this paragraph, readers can feel how the thrill of war can overcome a person, taking over their actions, emotions, and feelings.
Imagine the life of a person who cannot eat or sleep when their body needs them to. Imagine him not having the small luxuries people take for granted every day. Instead, this person lives every waking moment on the famous quote “Kill, or be killed.” The identity of this person is a soldier. Liam O’Flaherty, a World War 1 veteran, takes his experiences of war and incorporates them into his short story “The Sniper.”
War happens when ambition goes too far. But what they don't realize is that war is not worth the trouble, it causes to much pain and loss of life. From the perspective of the sniper, this story shows his experience as a republican sniper in a Irish civil war. During a mission, he is laying on a roof killing everything that walks into his sights. He is then confronted by another sniper.
Protagonist characters are the main characters, that create the action, and cause the trouble. Even though there can be multiple different stories all of the strong characters in the story are linked together in similar characteristics. When you read a story you can tell the difference between strong and weak characters. Strong protagonist characters are the heros of the story they are motivated, strong, and helpful The protagonist in the story Thank you ma’am is Miss Luella Bates Washington Jones.
Adversity is having difficulties or a misfortune, people have misfortune if they can not afford education, food or other things that people need in life. The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty is about a man who was scouting for the enemy and was wounded, later he was shot in the forearm and killed the enemy, while he was walking away he realized he had killed his brother. Trouble with Geniuses, Part II by Malcolm Gladwell was about a young man named Chris Langan who was a very gifted man who was offered a full scholarship to Reed University but failed to sign up. But did not let the adversity take him down. Adversity is in a lot of stories, it is also in these two stories.
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a historical fiction story following the events of the Irish Civil War. The main character is a sniper for the Republicans. In the story, he is forced to kill three people but afterward it says he is disgusted with himself. In this story Liam O’Flaherty supports the theme of violence will change people for the worse by using descriptive phrases and the character’s inner thoughts. The biggest problem in the story is how the sniper has to kill his enemies.
Liam O'Flaherty uses similes to enhance the story “The Sniper” by creating mental images and connecting the reader’s experiences to quotes in the story. In the beginning of the story, a civil war between the Free Staters and the Republicans is taking place. A Republican sniper is resting on a roof at night time, and looks over the streets of Dublin.
IN the story The Sniper the author O'Flaherty tells the story of a night in Dublin Ireland. The Sniper is mostly about how The Sniper the main character is in a shootout. One problem is that in the shooting he kills his brother who is on the other side while also getting shot himself. Also he is smiling when killing the other sniper aka his brother he was joyous when he saw he had hit the other sniper This shows civil war can seriously affect someone physically and mentally.
When i was little i was told not to listen to strangers. I remember walking home from the park late night alone. This middle-aged man saw me in his car and asked me “need a ride sweetie?” I hesitated and automatically said “ no thanks, i already have one”. Then i quickly walked away.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a story told by a soldier named Paul Bäumer about his experiences during World War I. The war lasted from 1914 to 1918 affecting a whole generation of young men across the world. There was so much death during the WWI that sometimes families would lose more than one soldier. Paul describes how horrendous death was in the book. This showed readers the true insight of war at the time.
Suspense is a feeling of excitement or being anxious. The suspense of this story is that it is at Night, and that It is Occurring at time of civil war. He Created Suspense when he smoked a cigarette. He also kills the old lady and the Free state sniper. Then He gets Curious, and Goes Back, Then Realizes that he shot and killed his brother.