He had gotten shot in the right arm by an enemy sniper and couldn't use it. All he had left was his revolver. He tricked the snipe into getting above the parapet and fired, as he looked past the smoke he had seen that the enemy was hit and killed. The enemy fell to the ground and the sniper needed to leave before morning. But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was.
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.
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.
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. In the short story The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty, a main theme is that war is cruel.
“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.
(McCarthy,2006, 34). this quote reveals that the man resorted to violence using the gun, and the character known as a Roadrat is a bandit, who tried to kill the boy in order to get their supplies which hints that survival has taken a top priority for the most remaining people as they have resulted to this violent acts. The same thought process is applied to the other mentioned characters such as: cannibals and a man
The character’s motive is to live. (Kill or be killed). The character learns that he killed his brother. The conflict is resolved when he survives by killing the enemy sniper. Furthermore, the stories message is that in war, people are reduced to mere objects.
If Romeo didn't kill himself he would have kept killing until all the Capulets are dead then he would start blaming his family for it then start killing them. When all the Montagues were dead he would start killing randomly until being caught and killed. The quote “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford. No better team than this: thou art a villain.” , says Tybalt. Now what Tybalt is telling us is that Romeo has killed before but has only been sentenced to be a villain and not to death.
This mix up causes Hamlet’s well thought out plan to spiral out of control and puts Laertes on a quest to avenge his father’s murder just as Hamlet is. Laertes however goes at obtaining his revenge in a completely different way than Hamlet does. While Hamlet spent every moment planning every little thing to perfectly get away with killing his father’s murderer, Laertes gathers a band of soldiers and charge around accusing everyone someone says might have done it. While Hamlet puts a lot of planning and secrecy into his approach, Laertes has a much more brutal way of avenging his
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.
Liam O’Flaherty’ “The Sniper,” Is about a republican sniper determined to defend himself in case of any harm. This sniper lives in an Irish Capital called Dublin, where he lays on the rooftop of his own home with a sniper at hand shooting others like a target with no mercy. This takes place in the Irish Civil War led to the disunity of Irish society. At this time period people were really determined to fight. One Example of how this essay relates to determination of killing others is when The Sniper is on the rooftop with his weapon at hand which shows he is determined to defend for himself and fight.