He and Claudius enact a plot to kill Hamlet. Hamlet dies of wounds from the poisoned tipped sword Laertes used. ". Hamlet was deeply sorrowed by his father 's death. He spoke to a ghost, and this ghost stated that his father 's death was a murder, by the hand of his uncle, Claudius.
But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was. He ran toward the dead man and a machine gunner was shooting at him. He got to the man and flipped him over. He then saw the man's face--it was his brother. In conclusion being heartless isn't always good because in the end it can hurt you more than you wanted.
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.
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. Then it lay still.”(O’Flaherty 9) The sniper successfully killed his opponent. This shows a fall in conflict because he defeated the other sniper and could go back to his base. The conflict has concluded. The conflict starts with the sniper being found, rises with the sniper trying to escape, and ends with the sniper tricking the opposing sniper.
Through the use of irony in the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty reveals one of the true meanings and lessons of the story that everyone is human no one is a machine. The sense of remorse hits the sniper after he completes his mission of eliminating the enemy sniper. After the enemy’s lifeless body fell over the edge of the building “The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse.” The sniper feels a common human feeling after he completes his mission of taking out the other sniper, the irony is that he feels remorse for the enemy sniper who tried to kill him numerous amounts of time throughout the day, he felt remorse for the person he was tasked to kill in the first place who was on the side of the free states who
Later on, Charley and his battalion, led by Lieutenant Thomas, decided to head to Somme where the bulk of the chaos takes place in the comic. During the battle, Charley went out of his way to save a soldier who was struck by a sniper fire. The sniper decided to take aim on Charley himself, but the bold Sergeant Tozer tries his best to save Charley from the crossfire. Charley managed to find cover, but the soldier that he previously saved was mortally wounded and later died. This angered the young protagonist and he swore that he will avenge his death by killing the German who shot him.
For example, in the beginning of the story, the narrator tries to prove to the reader that he is sane. “How, then, am I mad?” Later on in the story, he tells the reader “I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” This is verbal irony since right after he said that he is sane, he confesses to the reader that he killed the old man. After the narrator asked how he was mad, suspense kept building, making the reader question if he was really sane and going to kill the man, until he actually killed the man. Another example of irony in this text is dramatic irony. The reader knows that the narrator is planning to kill the man very soon, while the man has no clue that he is about to be killed, and he is just sleeping.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”( Voltaire) This quote helps explain the main idea of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe , a story about a narrator who is the caregiver of the old man who explains his reasons and his exact ways for killing the old man he was taking care of. Out of spite for the victims vulture-like cataract eye, he plots this plan to kill for weeks to rid of the eye. He finally succeeds until a nosy neighbor foils the scheme. These are 3 reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder. In The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is guilty of murder because the narrator thinks the old man could never suspect that his caregiver would ever try to kill him, he claims he can recite the story calmly and healthily as he remembers every detail unlike an insane person , and he admits to killing the old man so he is aware he has committed murder.
In the chapter “The man I Killed,” O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him. Nevertheless, O’Brien could not hinder himself from picturing a complete imaginary life for the Vietnamese soldier. He outlined the similarities that he possessed and those of the dead man.
By using surprise and suspense, Liam O’Flaherty creates the lesson that war is terrible in many ways. The theme that war is terrible in many ways is shown in the story many times. One example of this is when the sniper turns over the body of the person he killed and he finds out that it is his brother he killed. This craft move of surprise shows that the war split up his family and
Garcin wanted to be known as a hero, but he failed to show heroism twice in his life. Once when he had the opportunity to fight for his country, and again when he faced death by firing squad. He fled the thought of war and soiled himself while staring death in the face inside a rifle barrel. Now that Garcin is dead he is trapped in hell with two other people. Estelle who is caught up in her own looks, and killed the baby of her lover.
It is assumed that no one actually enlists with the sole purpose of killing people.This next short story is entitled “The Man I Killed.” Right off the bat, O’Brien goes into extremely gruesome details of the body of the boy he just killed. He describes the wounds for half of a paragraph. In this story, the reader can feel the guilt in the author as he stands on the trail, thinking about this boy’s life before he brutally murdered him. O’Brien creates this backstory for this boy. How he grew up listening to stories of his ancestors protecting their land and that it was a tradition to die fighting for your own land.
He gets up and dines what everyone was asking. First, they start to ask how the war went, he was always quiet until they asked do you know deeper about what happened to Fergus. He said “it was a tragic accident.” As mom and dad ask “what do you mean.” He says “I was stuck in a corner, I got a lucky shot at a great free state sniper who wounded me. As he was stuck he fell off the building to the street. I was so impressed by his skills on my outing of the roof top, I check who it was and as I am troublesome to check I am getting shot at.
The case of Kenneth Parks is explained, since he was a man who murdered his mother-in-law and attempted to murder his father-in-law all while he was sleepwalking. Eagleman begs the question of whether it was Parks fault, and if it was not, then is if all criminals are not faulted for committing a crime when they have a mental disorder. He asks how far the scale can go to forgive a person of their crimes, a main theme of his writing. The topic is interesting, since gunman that fire away at others because of a tumor in their amygdala, for example, may only have done what they did in the heat of the moment. Though the question remains as to why that person did not see a doctor so that the issue could have been corrected, so it could have also been their fault.