Liam O 'Flaherty's Short Story The Sniper'

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It has been said that “in war, there is no winner.” Liam O’Flaherty’s short story “The Sniper” addresses this issue. I believe that statement is true for many reasons. When you’re serving you can lose friends, family, and your sanity. In “The Sniper”, the Republican sniper killed an old woman who was an informant for the Free Staters. She could’ve been someone’s wife, mother, and/or grandmother. At the end of the story, the sniper ended up killing his brother because he worked for the other team. That’s definitely a major loss to both sides: the Republican lost a family member, while the Free Staters lost a comrade and informant. Their (the brothers’) mother and father also lost a son, and a child could have lost their father as well. The war
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