Irony In The Short Story 'The Sniper'

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Through the use of irony in the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty reveals one of the true meanings and lessons of the story that everyone is human no one is a machine. The sense of remorse hits the sniper after he completes his mission of eliminating the enemy sniper. After the enemy’s lifeless body fell over the edge of the building “The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse.” The sniper feels a common human feeling after he completes his mission of taking out the other sniper, the irony is that he feels remorse for the enemy sniper who tried to kill him numerous amounts of time throughout the day, he felt remorse for the person he was tasked to kill in the first place who was on the side of the free states who
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