Family is said to be an unbreakable circle of strength. However, Liam O’Flaherty challenges the boundaries and limits of family in his short story, “The Sniper.” O’Flaherty uses his story to introduce a compelling way to break the bonds of a family through the ravages of war. Through the use of symbolism and foreshadowing, O’Flaherty emphasizes how the dire consequences of war can lead to separation of families.
”There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.”The sheep are the good but naive people and are therefore vulnerable, the wolves are the evil ones who prey on these good ‘helpless’ people, and the sheepdogs are the strong one, “the rare breed who live to confront the wolf”, who are there to protect the good people – the sheep. This is the movies central moral metaphor, and it is seen all throughout the film, a classic battle between good and evil.
‘’The Sniper" is a short story by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty, set during the early weeks of the Irish Civil War, during the Battle of Dublin and "The Scarlet Ibis" is a short story written by novelist James Hurst. It was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in July 1960 and won the "Atlantic First" award. Each of the two stories have many likenesses and differences, in addition to focusing on the three same ideas. These three ideas are war, brotherhood, and regret.
By setting the story on a rooftop, in the middle of a Civil war at Night, in Dublin, Ireland ,near the O'Connell bridge the author makes both the Republican Sniper and the reader tense and concerned. This Creates suspense, because It Is at night, when he can't see the enemy and in the middle of a civil war, where you don't know who you are shooting at, and fighting your own country.
“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.
When you read these two stories, they are both involved in war. The first story is named, "The Sniper" and "Cranes" is the name of the second story. The author of the first story "The Sniper" is Liam O ' Flaherty. The author of the second story "Cranes" is Hwang Sunwon. Even though "The Sniper" and "Cranes" share a common topic about war, there are other different aspects.
There are many different types of stories out there, some which consist of love and others loss. Many people seem to think it is important to have sappy love in every good story. They think this because they have a lack of patience in plot building and need a certain amount drama to keep them entertained. However, it is possible to have a great story without any of that fluff. O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” takes a different approach in a good story by introducing a slew of crazy irony. All the irony gives the piece a vast dynamic in characters and themes.
If you knew who you were shooting at, would you pull the trigger? In the story called ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty, a man, who is referred to as ´the sniper´ is about a man who is in a war in Dublin. The first thing that happens is when he shoots a man in a turret and a woman. Then he gets shot in the arm. Then he shoots an enemy sniper. He goes and finds out that the enemy sniper he shot was his brother. I believe the theme of the story ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty is that fear can lead to destructive decisions.
According to Quora.com, the first ever documented use of snipers was in the American Revolution. The short story, “The Sniper”, takes place in the Irish Civil War. Two snipers discover themselves on the same territory, both trying to kill the other. After being hit, the protagonist fakes his death. His plan gives him an easy kill on the enemy sniper. After turning over the corpse though, he finds out it’s his brother.In, “The Sniper”, by Liam O’Flaherty, the sniper learns that violence and assumption can cause us to act in a regrettable way.
In Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper, the main character, a sniper, is in the middle of a civil war in Dublin, Ireland. It is his assigned duty to assassinate anyone on the the other side of the war, no matter who they are. This creates a huge conflict, considering that the sniper ends up killing his brother. This supports the central theme that war is cruel, and this can be supported by the craft elements of the dialogue used and the setting of the story.
Liam O’Flaherty’s realistic fiction story, “The Sniper” takes place in Dublin, Ireland. The main character is a sniper fighting a civil war. He is on the Republican side who is fighting against the Free Staters. He does not put a lot of thought into his actions and it ends up costing him something big in the end. By using irony and description O’Flaherty shows that action without thought can lead to serious repercussions.
The third person single vision point of view of a tough sniper fighting a civil war enemy, in Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper,” plays with the reader’s emotions throughout the story. He employs third person single vision point of view to tell the sniper’s intense adventure from an outside narrator who has access to the mind of the protagonist. O’Flaherty chose third person single vision POV because distancing the reader is the only way to develop a tough protagonist that the reader can be intimate with, taking into account his limited intellectual skills.
In the short story The Sniper, Liam O’Flaherty recounts a story of an Irish sniper fighting for the republican army during the Irish Civil War. He wrote this short story based on his experience with time at war. Liam o’flaherty illustrates how war can reduce the value of family and human lives, betrayal, and suspense. In this essay I will be discussing these major themes as well as comparing this story to books such as The Odyssey and others containing similar themes. This essay also will discuss how suspense is used in Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper.
On the day of the homecoming, the Sniper was thinking whether he should tell his parents that he killed his brother or just stay silent until they found out that he was dead. For a moment, he thought that the best thing to do was to tell the truth, and say that it was an accident. As the truck carrying the Sniper and the rest of the republican army approaches his stop, he suddenly decided to keep his mouth shut and act like nothing happened.