Similarities Between Liam O Flaherty And The Sniper By Thomas Hardy

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“War does not determine who is right - only who is left”. This quote was stated by, Bertrand Russell, British author, mathematician, and philosopher. For example, war can tear other people apart from each other. My quote relates to my thesis statement because war can kill other people that might have been in your family or even could've been your friend. In the passage “The Sniper” by Liam, O’Flaherty and the short poem “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy there are many differences and similarities regarding war through the literary devices of plot, irony, and theme. In the passage “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and the short poem “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy there are many similarities and differences in the plot. One similarity …show more content…

A similarity for “The Sniper” was that most soldiers felt a sense of remorse after killing their enemies. One similarity in “The Sniper” was “The sniper looked at his enemy falling and he shuddered. The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse” (208,O’Flaherty). This quote means that he is feeling the guilt of killing him. A similarity for “The Man He killed” was that the soldiers felt a sense of remorse. Thomas Hardy quoted that “I shot him dead because/ he was my foe/ just so: my foe of course he was/ that’s clear enough; although” (Hardy 9-12). This quote means that he is feeling the guilt of killing him. The difference in “The Sniper” was that is was situational irony. O’Flaherty quoted that “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face” (208,O’Flaherty). This quote means that the sniper didn’t know that he killed his own brother when he shot him. The difference in “The Man He Killed” was that it was verbal irony. James Hardy quoted that “Yes quaint and curious war is”(Hardy 17). This quote means that the soldier said one thing, but it completely meant the other thing. In conclusion, there are many similarities and differences through the literary device of

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