Once, during recess in elementary school during the winter, an older student seems to have decided to have some fun at my expense. He took a handful of snow and proceeded to shove it down my winter coat, after that he ran off. I fumed for a while before coming up with a plan and mustering up the determination to do it. As the bell to go back inside rang, I located my target and then threw a snowball at said target. I was spotted by a teacher and was issued the equivalent of a lunch detention.
Hard Work Solves Everything Adversity is a difficulty that people go through. Adversity helps makes people work hard and overcome obstacles to become successful. The short stories “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a story about a man who overcame adversity on the battlefield. A sniper was watching a street when he was shot in the arm.
Overcoming Adversity Everyone faces adversity throughout their lives, but it is necessary to be able to overcome this adversity in order to be successful. Some people do not know how to deal with adversity when faced with it, which can sometimes be the downfall of that person, but people can use adversity and learn from it to become better person. The short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is from the perspective of a sniper who is watching on top of a roof in Dublin, where a civil war wages. The short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is about a man named Rainsford, who finds himself stranded on a dangerous island with a murderous man that he has to overcome in order to escape. In “The Sniper”, the protagonist finds himself in a dangerous situation when suddenly an enemy across the street starts shooting, and the protagonist
The Human Will to Survive How far would one go to survive? In a life or death situation, would any person know what to do? Human nature is a shared trait of all humans. These are certain internal qualities and necessities all people possess. Part of human nature is the need to survive.
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.
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.
Short story journaling two The two stories I read, are the Sniper and The Scarlet Ibis. In both stories the brothers lost someone dear to them. In the first story, The Sniper. The republican sniper was typing to get rid of the Free Stater Sniper, but when he did, he found out that he had just shot his brother.
Before there was a split in the army. They all been separated by the commander telling them they had to split up. The commander split them in half and the sniper saw that his brother wasn’t with him. The sniper went the other direction from his brother and his brother went the other direction. One day the brother’s side got captured and had to surrender and be on there side
A “Republican sniper” is lying on a rooftop surveying the area ( O’Flaherty par 1). He is fighting in an unknown places civil war versus the “ Republicans and the Free Staters” (O'Flaherty 1). He lit a cigarette which alerted the enemy to where he was. This initiated a gun fight between him and an unknown identity sniper. The Republican sniper was hit in his arm by a bullet.
My Mother and Father always tell me to not fear death because at some point it will come. They say I can not avoid it. I find it ironic that people fear the one thing in life that is going to happen no matter what. The fear of death is what pushes the two stories that will be compared in this essay. The irony in both deal with death and what people will do to keep from dying or to protect others from this inevitable occurrence.