Liam O Laziness In The Sniper

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In the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, is shown to be very intelligent, risky, and skilled! The sniper is shown to be intelligent in the story when he pretends to die after he was shot at. He placed his hat and his rifle in a position where they would fall to the ground. “His ruse had succeeded. 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. It was dangerous. The flash might be seen in the darkness,

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