“Taking off his cap, he placed it over the muzzle of his rifle. Then he pushed his rifle slowly upward over the parapet, until the cap was visible from the opposite side of the street.”(O’Flaherty 8) He is setting up the opposing sniper, making him think that the sniper is aiming for a shot. This shows a fall in conflict because he is making the sniper think the way he wants him too. “... thought that he had killed his man. He was now standing before a row of chimney pots… The Republican sniper smiled and lifted his revolver above the edge of the parapet… He took a steady aim… His enemy had been hit… The body turned over and over in space and hit the ground with a dull thud.
The author Liam O’ Flaherty uses literary devices such as imagery and metaphors to present the different events that a sniper takes place in war. In the short story many things occur that are seen from the perspective of a sniper, an event that occurred was that a bullet came right across and hit the roof, “Almost immediately, a bullet flattened itself against the parapet of the roof”(1). In this metaphor the sniper did not view any of his enemies and decided to take the risk of putting on a cigarette, although the light from when he struck the match attracted his enemy, and they shot. The metaphor stands for how the bullet went right across. The short story is based around the life of a sniper during war, his experience.
Thes good. The story takes place in dublin 1897-1984 when a Sniper in a war listening to gunsh story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty has a theme that being heartless/fearless is not alwayots and wants to light a smoke but he has the dangers of letting the enemy know where he is. But being as fearless as he is he lights up the match and almost immediately a bullet flattens itself on the parapet of the rooftop. This helps explain my theme that he’s fearless because he took a fearlessly big chance by lighting that match knowing that the enemies could see it. After that he was sitting on the rooftop when an enemy armoured vehicle pulls in 50 yards across the street.
If a person is insane it is a flash decision where they do not have control over their actions and are unaware of what they are doing. Clearly the narrator premeditated the murder because he was well aware that he was going to kill the old
MY MEMOIR ROUGH DRAFT It was a cold morning on Saturday October,2,2013 and this football game was in Manchester, Michigan. This game was really important, because our football team was playing a team that we almost beat last time which i wanted to win. but that game made us be 0-4. And we were playing a undefeated team, the buccaneers and I was looking for a win because in school People would say that “we suck” or “you never was going to win”, it would all come back to my mind on this day but in my head i told myself “that this would be a close game but we would win.So while our team was warming up i told our team ‘that we will win we to stay confintent in the late in the game and play to win’. In that brief second everyone
“Then he thought of a plan”(O’Flaherty 2), this is the part of “The Sniper” , is when the main character had to think of a way to escape the roof to get some help for his arm that had been shot, but also making sure he does not get shot again. This helped the main character overcome adversity by making him stronger. Since he was hurt he had to think of a plan, or eventually his enemies would have found him and killed him. Also, while making the plan he had to stay calm so enemies would not find him no matter how amount of how much pain he was in. Fortunately, when his plan worked he eventually tricked his rival into thinking that he was dead when really he was waiting for him to walk by and then the main character got ready to shoot his rival.
Captain Madwell being the good friend he was, didn’t want to see his friend suffer anymore so he assisted in killing him. If I were to be put in the same position as Captain Madwell back then I would probably would have done the same thing. The reason I say so because this is your friend who you been
I reloaded my gun and fired another shot at the Officer, I missed. As I reloaded my weapon again many more shots rang out from behind the tree line where I hid, some hit the Red Army’s soldiers, but I know most were aimed at the last Officer who was now sitting on a different horse mount. I fired five more times at the Officer and again I missed five times. My rifle did not know how to miss except for the last Red Army Officer. Chief Red Hawk, after shooting at the Officer many times himself, ordered us to stop firing at the last Officer proclaiming “Cease fire, he is under the protection of the Great
But he still wants to commit suicide, and comes to pulling the trigger of the gun, but nothing happens. This teenager planned to take two lives, but deep down he only wanted himself to die. Leo can’t achieve either, which obviously upsets him. After calling Mr. Silverman, he waits and tries to kill himself again. “It sounds so stupid and pathetic and little-kid whiny that I push the P-38’s barrel into my temple again.” (Pg 90) Silverman manages to calm Leo down and takes him back to his house.
Interesting how an experienced sniper would take this risk. When he lights the cigarette, he immediately faces conflict when another sniper on a building across from him shoots at him. After some an intense buildup, our sniper kills the other soldier when the opportunity strikes. He tricks the other sniper, and saves his own life by shooting him. It is only then that the sniper reveals a softer side.
Some things may seem unethical from a far in war but, bad happens, and with an enemies push you can 't pull, you have to push back, but stronger. I’ve noticed some say that being a sniper is cowardly, but I disagree. He stopped others from killing the people on his side, making them able to continue. Unfortunately Chris’ brave run in life ended in 2013, when a former marine shot and killed him at a gun range. (Aldrich, Ian) Chris may mainly be remembered for shooting an enemy from an unbelievable 2,100 yards away, or a call he made when an unaware child was holding a weapon that threatend his people, but in all honesty, he should be remembered for the strength, nobility, and bravery he showed, not his stats.
Another thing that I really liked that the man in the video says that when you are shooting make sure you are carrying ammo that you have been shooting on the range, and shoot a lot of it. The worst thing that could happen is, when you get into a sticky situation and need your gun, you pull the gun out and pull the trigger and nothing happens, because you decided to shoot cheaper ammo at the range then just trying the ammo you are actually going to be
One Example of how this essay relates to determination of killing others is when The Sniper is on the rooftop with his weapon at hand which shows he is determined to defend for himself and fight. At the same time, you read that just when he chooses to light a cigarette, one person sees and immediately tries to shoot him but that
At minute 70, ten minutes before the game to end the ball went out of bounds, the referee stopped the game as my coach signaled for a substitution, and I entered the pitch. I played my first ten minutes of High School varsity soccer and I made the most of them. After the match I was not sure to be happy or discouraged. I only played ten minutes out of