O Flaherty's Unwind And The Sniper

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When i was little i was told not to listen to strangers. I remember walking home from the park late night alone. This middle-aged man saw me in his car and asked me “need a ride sweetie?” I hesitated and automatically said “ no thanks, i already have one”. Then i quickly walked away. My story shows how i was smart in that dangerous situation and how i thought through it and made the right choice by being smart and clever. The characters the sniper from “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and Risa from “Unwind’ by Neal Shusterman are smart because they are in life-threatening situation where they have to use their knowledge and experience to survive. Firstly the sniper is smart when he uses his smart thinking before he resumes any action. For example “he wanted to fire but he knew it was useless” (Flaherty 2) This shows the sniper went through his brain and fast forwarded to the future to see what the outcome could have been and then made the choice. He could have been quick to fire, but he thought through it and of the consequences.Another example is “ the sniper lay still for a long time nursing his wounded arm and planning escape” ( Flaherty 5) So meaning he was smart enough to be multi-tasking. He was smart enough to have the resources and the experience to treat his wound. Instead of panicking because of his…show more content…
The Sniper shows his intelligence by fast forwarding and looking at consequences before he decides.He also is smart enough to multi-task and treat his wound with the resources he has. Risa is skilled and confident in what she does like playing the sonata. She put all her knowledge from before getting unwound to when she is. Her smartness helped her in many situations from crying babies and negotiating with two guys for a better
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