“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.
Also, she walks the long worn path everyday just for medicine for her dead grandson that died from lye poisoning, according to the nurses at the end of the story, they say “she makes these trips on the regular”, “she lives way back off Old Natchez Trace” which probably means that she walks an exceedingly long time just for “medicine” that their is no use for. Furthermore, another reason why Phoenix Jackson is delusional is because
The Worn Path The Worn Path is a story about a journey of a poor and old black grandma who just wants to arrive to town. In the story “The Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, the symbolism of Phoenix’s trip are perseverance and sacrifice that she had in her path to town, and also it represents her life with her constants difficulties visualized with the lone dog, the scarecrow, and the hunter. The perseverance that Phoenix has in order to save her grandson is admirable. When she starts to get dry and tired because of the long trip, she hallucinated things, but it did not stop her to continuo walking and finally she find the Mississippi river. “In a ravine she went where a spring was silently flowing through a hollow log.
“I hate men who are afraid of women 's strength.” This quote symbolizes the fear characters felt from two wellknown female protagonists. In the actionstyled fantasy novel called The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen was chosen as a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games and has to fight her way out of the arena. She is exceptionally talented in her bow skills and her ability to survive in the wilderness. While the fantasy action themed novel, Divergent written by Veronica Roth showcases a 16 year old girl, called Tris and her unique and different mind. Although Tris has a very nimble and weak body, she has a very quick and can solve incoming problems well.
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path,” she illustrates the trials and tribulations a Christian will face on life 's journey to heaven. She tells a story of an old African American woman traveling across town to get medicine for her grandson that was very sick. Her grandson swallows lye, which is a pun in itself on the word lie and how even as Christians there are still times of struggle. Phoenix Jackson the main character in the short story is a little old woman that is symbolized as a Christian that struggles on her path. The timing of the story has a significance in the Christian community.
The Worn Path, by Eudora Welty is (a/ another) example of a modernistic narrative during the modern era. The short story shows the life of an old women named Phoenix, who goes on a long journey to town to get medicine for her sick grandchild. This story shows great meaninglessness of life because Phoenix is a very old lady who has to take care of her grandchild, when someone should be taking care of her. In turn the story shows much uncertainty and bewilderment because Phoenix forgets why she made her journey to town leaving much questions to whether or not her grandchild is actually alive.
A few examples include the first paragraph in which Sylvia is away from home looking for her cow. This is what begins the fairytale structure with absentation and interdiction. The place of the villain is the hunter, and though her does not harm her family members, he kills many of the birds in the forest, which upsets Sylvia. The magical agent is the aid given by the oak tree she climbs to search for the
Brad then took his rifle to kill the remaining two hunters. The hunters have now become the hunted. Brad left the barn and ran straight through the hunting ground, carrying his rifle. Brad made his way to the exit. But he heard footsteps from a distance.
This means that when people started shooting at eachother that the guns loud noise made similar to dogs braking the night with their loud barking This peice evidence can identify figurative language because it's explaining what it would be like if you were there in the battle so it changes the mood tone of story to kind of scary because now you are fighting for your life.“It was an enemy car. He wanted to fire, but he knew it was useless. His bullets would never pierce the steel that covered the gray monster”(O'Flaherty 1). This quote mean that there was a armored car that could not be destroyed and that he could do nothing about it and it was so scary that the author called it a gray monster.When the author said that it made the tone of the story more scary because monsters are indestructible only if you had explosives which he did not.This evidence shows figurative language because it changes the tone of the story giving a perspective of what it would be like being stuck in a life or death situation with no one to help you.There is no figurative language in the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty.This is incorrect because there is more figurative language and it shows it in the text of the
Creeping once more for the killing blow, the skin walker suddenly stepped on twigs loud enough to alarm the creature. After the humanoid was spotted in the corner of his eye, the bison falters to lift itself for escape, unfortunately its fate was sealed. According to the images in the cave, the skin walker had enough strength to pierce through the bison. The bison retaliates despite the hanging intestines visibly shown by charging a head butt for its final defend mechanism. The
He was ready to get shot to keep the soldier from getting time with the woman in the back of the truck. He was completely serious when doing it too. “Tell him I 'll take a thousand of his bullets before I let this indecency take place"(116). The soldier had a gun pointed at Baba, and Baba would not move until he was dead. Both Baba and the Russian soldier were serious during the whole ordeal.
With the help from the woman that he stumbled upon, Inman successfully makes his way back to Cold Mountain. He then meets Ada, both people were unable to recognize themselves from their changed appearances because of the four years of not seeing each other during the war. Ada invites Inman to her farm and the two conversed, and made plans for the future. After a few days of arriving home, Inman gets caught by Captain Teague’s protege, Birch, and got shot in the head. Ada runs to Inman and comforts him until he sadly passed away.
This is exactly what the sniper is going through over the course of the narrative. If you know that you will feel like that every day, and still go through with your mission. You are either the very brave or a complete idiot. To be a sniper you must have immeasurable bravery, and overcome your fear. This was very well depicted on paragraph 17 “the cloud of fear scattered from his mind and he laughed.’’ Many do not think of snipers as brave because they “shoot their opponent when their back is turned.” But, if you are able to go through the previous experiences without going completely crazy, you are considered very brave to me.
I sat at my desk thinking “Great I have to on a hike with my mom and little sister.” I didn’t like going on hikes with them because it was not very fun. Well I had to do it so I did. We went on the Mason Valley trail. The whole time my sister was complaining that her legs hurt or she was tired or hungry. “Be Quiet” I would yell at her so I could enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature but of course she ignored and kept on complaining