The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper. This violence was brought about by assumption, when really they were brothers all along. The sniper realizes, and regrets his actions at the end.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” -Colin Powell. In the timeless true story, Little Britches, by Ralph Moody, young Ralph proves this quote true with his diligence and perseverance. Ralph Moody and his family of seven, lived out in the country of Colorado. At the age of eleven years old, Ralph traveled up to a ranch for the summer to earn himself a living. While staying at the ranch, Ralph required the aid of a skilled cow horse to better complete his tasks.
Then he sank to the roof, dragging his hand with him (3).” The main character took a much better approach than his opponents. Although it made it so the opposing sniper could see him, he made himself appear to be dead. By doing so, the opposing sniper thought he had killed the main character so he came out of hiding. Due to him coming out of hiding, he allowed the main character who was pretending to be dead to have a clear and easy shot on him. This was a very good strategy to lure the other sniper out of hiding, allowing him to kill the opposing sniper.
The reason Sam was executed, stealing his own cattle, was unjustified and unfair. Tim explains, “They were so close the gun muzzles were almost touching Sam’s clothes…. He wasn’t dead yet.He lay there shaking and thrashing about, his knees jerking up and down. They had shot him from so close that his clothes were on fire. He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again.
The other sniper, seeing the cap and rifle fall, thought he had killed his man” (O’Flaherty 438-439). This quote shows that the sniper is intelligent because during this part he comes up with a way to fake his death. During the story, the sniper is very risky. He shows that he is risky when we lights a cigarette. “He paused for a moment, considering whether he should risk a smoke.
The most brutal and horrific crime that Ned ever committed was the murder of three men. At Stringy Bark Creek Ned purposely set out with the intention to kill three troopers, who were pursuing them for the theft of horse and cattle. Ned shot the men, as they lay on the ground defenceless, he finished them off with many more shots. Many people believe that Ned Kelly was a hero just because he occasionally stood up to the so called “corrupt” police, however, he was unquestionably the most corrupt out of them all, as there is no excuse for killing
They show this determination through their refusal to succumb to intense pain and risk it all to defeat their opposition. Starting off is the IRA Sniper from “The Sniper” who quite clearly shows how determined he is. One example is when after being shot in the arm, ”He broke the neck of the iodine bottle and let the bitter fluid drip into the wound. A paroxysm of pain swept through him…he made an effort of will to overcome the pain.” (O’Flaherty 3). he used a extremely painful
It’s not just a line from the drill instructor; I believe it has a lot of meaning. It’s almost like Joker’s instructions to hide behind his public persona of a warrior, a facade that helps him get through the entirety of the film until after killing the female sniper in vengeance of Cowboys death, his ultimate war face has to be shown. All in vengeance of Cowboy being killed. The death of his best friend finally made him transform into a killer, he wanted to truly kill. But once he gets to the sniper he sees that not only is the sniper critically injured, but to the point they will die, but it’s a female sniper.
But in the shadows Tim the ostler who loves Bess listens and tells the red coats. The next evening, instead of the highwayman, some British soldiers show up. These guys are real jerks. They drink a bunch of beer, they tie Bess tightly with ropes and put a bayonet beneath her chin, and after that they then wait at the windows to murder the highwayman when he comes back. But then Bess wriggles around until she has her finger on the trigger.
Sanger Rainsford tried to kill General Zaroff three in this story but my favorite trial was Sanger Rainsford’s Malay mancatcher. His attempt was a failure but not completely, for he injured General Zaroff’s shoulder in this attempt. A Malay mancatcher is a trap in which the victim of the trap would step on a trigger to set off the trap which would proceed to drop on the victim. Luckily for General Zaroff he has hunted in Malacca before and is very agile and quick. “Rainsford, called the general, if you are within the sound of my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you, not many men know how to build a malay mancatcher” (Connell 26).
The book has been called "The greatest war book that has yet been written" by Rodakteur Stohr. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a young German soldier named Paul Baumer who is in World War 1. The book uses many motifs, which are repeating objects or ideas. The motif of brutality teaches the reader that war is full of horror by showing that people kill other people in a way they wouldn 't anywhere else. Two examples of this are when a man’s chin gets smashed away and when Kat smashes a man 's face with the butt of this rifle.
This was very well depicted on paragraph 17 “the cloud of fear scattered from his mind and he laughed.’’ Many do not think of snipers as brave because they “shoot their opponent when their back is turned.” But, if you are able to go through the previous experiences without going completely crazy, you are considered very brave to me. 2) After he killed the enemy sniper, he was curious to see who he had killed. This is very well depicted in the sentence “he felt a sudden curiosity as to the identity of the