Cant we all just get along? These two stories “The Sniper” and “Cranes” show the really bad aspects of war and how they can really effect humans. In the story “The Sniper” the theme for the sniper is “War knows no boundaries, age, sex, location, time of day, or family ties. In cranes it talks about how the two friends in the story, one becomes a rebel the other a government worker. “Cranes” was written by Hwang Sunwon and translated by Peter H. Lee. And “The Sniper” was written by Liam O Flaherty. Although the setting of both stories was during the civil war the themes are the same and different. “The Sniper” talks about a Republican Sniper. The conflict is that the sniper is caught in a civil war. This is very hard for him because his brother in on the opposing side. What the character learns is the a bullet has no name on it and also …show more content…
Next both of the main characters had someone they knew personally on the opposing side. And finally their motives were the same, which was to win the war and protect their fellow soldiers at all cost. They were different however because one story was station in America the other in the Koreas. Also in “The Sniper” the character on the opposing side was killed where as in “Cranes” the character was set free. Finally the themes of the stories are different as well. In conclusion the story ‘The Sniper” written by Liam O Flaherty and “Cranes” WRITTEN BY Hwand Suwon and translated by Peter H. Lee. These two stories show the true effects of war. The negative are shown but some postive effects are shown as well. In “The Sniper” the lesson learned was “War know no boundaries age, sex ,location, time of day, or family ties. In cranes the theme was “Don’t turn your back on your friends” and “War treats humans like objects.”So these two stories show the negative effects and positive effects of war, And also why war isn’t for
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Although both stories are based around brothers, only one includes the brother throughout the story. The Sniper and the Scarlet Ibis are similar because they both involve the main character’s brothers. The difference between these two is that in The Sniper the brother is barely mentioned. We later discover that the other sniper the main character shot was his brother in the end. In the Scarlet Ibis the brother was mentioned throughout the story and was actually one of the main characters.
In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, the author retells the chilling, and oftentimes gruesome, experiences of the Vietnam war. He utilizes many anecdotes and other rhetorical devices in his stories to paint the image of what war is really like to people who have never experienced it. In the short stories “Spin,” “The Man I Killed,” and “ ,” O’Brien gives reader the perfect understanding of the Vietnam by placing them directly into the war itself. In “Spin,” O’Brien expresses the general theme of war being boring and unpredictable, as well as the soldiers being young and unpredictable.
War is hell. There is no question about that infamous statement for it is exactly what it says it is. People in the world today, see the glamified movies, video games, and tales of courageous heroes fighting off enemies in the name of their country. However, only those who served can truly grasp the complexity of pain and suffering soldiers of all kinds face in the wars that plague humanity. Now, for individuals seeking a glimpse of understanding these complexities, they would without a doubt have to read the writings of Tim O'Brien and Phil Klay.
War, Belief and Emotion People comprehend war very differently; they either hate it, understand it, or love it; there are many literary works with stories depicting these points of view. In 1990, author Tim O’Brien described his view of war with his “work of fiction” The Things They Carried, a book supposedly based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. His descriptive and emotional work richly depicts the feelings and activities of several drafted soldiers in the Vietnam War. Twenty-two years later and based on an entirely different war, came American Sniper, the memoir of a sniper in the Iraq War, by Chris Kyle. Kyle’s proud and rhapsodizing work depicts his strong supportive feelings for the war and what he did there.
One similarity of both stories is that they are set in a civil war. Another similarity is both stories deal with people who have some kind of relationship to the enemy. In “ The Sniper” , the sniper’s enemy was his brother, and in “ Cranes” the main character met his childhood friend Tokchae. Also in both stories the main characters have friends or family on the other side of the war, and the main character is left ultimately with a dilemma.
Both themes for “The Scarlet Ibis,” and “The Sniper,” were very similar but different at the same time. Within both the stories there is love and resentment between the brothers. This means that ultimately they love each other, but they are forced to make decisions that pull them apart. At certain points in their lives, their beliefs severed their relationship.
This series of paradoxes highlights the complexities of war and invites the readers to question its true nature and effects on a soldier. The anaphora of the word ‘War’ emphasises the severity of its effects and the depth of its complexity as well as establishing a cause-and-effect relationship between the event – war and its outcomes – emotional and mental detrimental effects on soldiers. This is shocking to most readers as they question how such a brutal phenomenon such as war can have upsides. Obrien cleverly provokes thought to these readers by almost romanticising and vividly describing aspects of war, through colourful imagery, figurative language and the ‘you’ pronoun. “You stare out at tracer rounds unwinding through the dark like
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.
Things I Carry The things I carry to school are to ease my job everyday. I carry my backpack so it could hold all my other materials which I need to carry. I carry extra pencils in case of loss of my actual pencil. One day in January, my mechanical pencil ran out of lead during a math test, and I had to waste five minutes to get another pencil.
The books that are being compared and contrasted are both about The Civil War and what these soldiers went through. Each book has a few differences that separate them. The books are based on the same time period so they are going to have a lot in common. The books describe what both characters had to go through during the war. The differences in the book will show you how each soldier went through the war differently and the similarity’s will show you how it was for most of the soldiers in the Civil War.
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.
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. There are many similarities and differences In the plot of both “The Sniper” and “The Man He Killed”, there are many similarities and differences.
“Not bloody stories, necessarily. Happy stories, too, and even a few peace stories” (33) makes the war what it is. Although war is labeled as pessimistic among society, it actually has ups with its downs such as life itself, these positive feelings and values positioned in the negative whole can both be seen in Brendan Hoffman’s photograph and Tim O’Brien’s short story “Spin” by looking at soldiers’ behaviors. Both in the story “Spin” and in the photograph, innocent and childish attitudes a soldier may carry are pointed out which reflects and creates the sweetness of war. In the story, O’Brien points out that they were guided by an old poppa-san through the mine fields each morning; during these mornings all soldiers “learned to love the
In Tim O'Brien's “Enemies” and “Friends”, O'Brien shows the effect the nature of war has on individuals and how war destroys and creates friendships. These two stories describe the relationship between two soldiers, Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen. In “Enemies”, friendship is broken over a fist fight about a stolen jackknife, which leaves Strunk with a broken nose and Jensen paranoid of whether or not Strunk’s revenge is coming. While in “Friends”, you see how the nature of war creates a bond of trust, even between people who first saw each other as enemies.
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.