The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty takes place during a civil war in June at night. The main character in the story is a republican sniper. The sniper decides to take very dangerous risk and tries to smoke in the darkness when the flash might be seen. This then leads to him being noticed and shot at by a enemy sniper on a rooftop on the opposite side of the street. By using surprise and suspense, Liam O’Flaherty creates the lesson that war is terrible in many ways.
The Beltway Snipers were a series of coordinated shootings that took place over three weeks in October 2002 in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Ten people were killed and three other victims were critically injured in several locations throughout the Washington D.C., metropolitan area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia. The rampage was perpetrated by John Allen Muhammad (then aged 42) and Lee Boyd Malvo (then 17), driving a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan. Their crime spree began in February 2002 with murders and robberies in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida,Georgia, Louisiana,Texas, and Washington which resulted in seven deaths and seven injuries, bringing the ten-month shooting spree total to 17 deaths and 10 injuries.
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. .O'Flaherty uses plot twist with his brother being the one who got shot by his own brother.
War causes more than destruction it also causes a person to be separated from the people they love in this world.The short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty takes the reader inside the world of a sniper in war showing the dangers they go on a daily basis from having bullets fly over their heads to taking out the enemy in order to live.The poem “Thoughts of Hanoi” by Nguyen Thi Vinh tells the reader the story of brothers separated by war scared of meeting each other on the battlefield against each other.The article “On the Bloody Borders:Mexico’s Drug Wars” by Tim Padgett reveals just how dangerous the war of drug dealing in Mexico is by taking the reader inside the war.The common theme in all genres is war only finds new problems trauma,destruction, and death of loved ones.
“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said to the United Nations General Assembly, on September 25th, 1961. This quote is saying that the killing of soldiers in war will soon destroy all. This relates to both stories because both soldiers regretted killing someone. In O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper” and Hardy’s “The Man He Killed” both works use plot, irony, and theme to portray the idea that war causes you to kill those you care or may have cared about.
In this story the sniper faces many conflicts with his emotions because of the brutal actions
Without craft moves made by the author, the story wouldn’t even be a legitimate story, just some thoughts put together. Two out of the many very important craft moves in The Sniper are the setting/time period and the point of view. The setting and time period is very crucial to The Sniper. The book takes place in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, during the Irish Civil War. In the beginning of the story, the author paints a very clear picture of the setting, allowing you to vividly imagine the conditions that they are in during the short story. “The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through the fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of Liffey. Around the beleaguered Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, spasmodically, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Starters were waging civil war.” (O’Flaherty, 1) If the setting wasn’t described so thoroughly, the reader would not be able to imagine what was going on or comprehend anything. Also, it is made very clear that this story takes place in the middle of a war, hence the fact that the gunshots can be heard. It is even stated at the end of the paragraph that a civil war is being waged. If there weren’t a war-like setting involved, the story would definitely not even be close to the same. A writer can’t have a setting-less story and make it work. To add on, if the story wasn’t in the same time period, either, it would also be very different. It wouldn’t even be the same setting, considering that the current time period that it is in is the only one with the Irish Civil war; it’s physically impossible to have the same war in two time periods, so this would also indirectly affect the time period, too. The point of view is
Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse. The rifle clattered to the roof. The sniper thought the noise would wake the dead. He stooped to pick the rifle up. He couldn’t lift it. His forearm was dead. “I’m hit,” he muttered.
After the sniper turns over the dead body, he realizes what he has done. He was not thinking when he shot the enemy. His actions without thought end with him getting shot and him shooting and killing his brother. If he would have thought before he did things he would still have a brother. In “The Sniper”, O’Flaherty made the theme action without thought very evident by using description and
The battle of Gettysburg, where around 51,000 deaths occurred and around 5,369 were captured or missing. One of the largest and bloodiest battles fought in North America. Separated groups known as the Union army and the Confederate army. Lasting about 4 years , it was caused by one of the largest military conflicts in North America history which lead to a 3 day battle. People today have a more likely chance of preventing severe illnesses or bleeding out with the right materials, sadly we can’t go back in time to show our improvement in medicine today. In the story “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara, 3 people were injured or had a health issue and will be talked about here.
The Republican sniper had medical knowledge from training that helped him, for the rest of his life. An opposing sniper on a rooftop targeted and shot the Republican sniper. The shot had left his arm immobilized, and left him in a lot of pain. Since the bullet was still in his arm and most likely fractured the bone, the Republican sniper saturated the bullet hole with iodine to prevent infection and clean the wound. Then, he covered the wound in a piece of cotton and added the dressing over it. If the sniper wasn't experienced, then he wouldn't know to add the iodine to his wound. When the military is training the soldiers, it is taught to keeps cuts and opening in the skin clean at all times, so they don't die from infection. The training
The theme of the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, is about the total disregard for human life after being trained to kill as his job duties in the military.This story shows a very dark and hatred plot, including the sniper shooting two people without hesitation. For example, after the old woman comes around the corner and talks to the turret operator, “The turret opened. A man´s head and shoulders appeared, looking towards the sniper. The sniper raised his rifle and fired. The head fell heavily on the turret wall. The woman darted towards the side street. The sniper fired again. The woman whirled round and fell with a sudden shriek into the gutter”(O'Flaherty 1). Here, the sniper does not want his cover to be blown, so he kills
On Tuesday, Izzo was honored with Round Lake Park's Exceptional Duty medal for the way he handled the dangerous situation.
It takes genuine mettle to cross the boondocks to venture into the foe 's domain for satisfying the mission relegated to professional killer all commandos conveyed at the adversary 's armed force bases. The objective is close to outlandish yet not for an expert armed force sharpshooter shooter. Marshal up your mettle, top your fortitude, you must be a bleeding edge authority, point every one of the fighters and execute them for the sole purpose of sparing your nation.
One of the troops in his 45th division was shot in the leg by a machine gun. The soldier was brought to a more experienced medic than him to be treated. Franklin paid close attention to every detail as the more experienced medic doctored the hurt soldier’s gunshot wound. Franklin explained, “The medic merely poured sulfanilamide powder onto the wound and tied on a small Carlisle bandage” (3-4). So, just as Franklin had seen done, he began doing just so- pouring sulfanilamide powder onto his soldiers’ wounds and tying them with a small Carlisle bandage. Finally, a year after being drafted, Franklin could successfully treat a bullet wound with sulfa and enjoyed serving aiding to the injured as a medic in World War