The autobiography “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, was an interesting topic to think about reading because of its peculiar topic. The book talks about the upbringing and life experiences of a man who was deemed “The most lethal sniper in U.S. military history”. This story provides a more detailed insight into the life of someone who is in the U.S. military. The story of Chris Kyle starts where he was born and raised, Texas.
The war left him injured, shot in the shoulder and now unable to carry a gun. His hopes crushed, his mind crumbling, he was struggling to even stay sane in a passenger train. The jostling of the train car could not distract his mind from these awful thoughts. The only thing he had
On March 5, 1770, five people died at the hands of British soldiers in Boston, Massachusetts. Based on an analysis of the eyewitness testimonies, medical examiner’s reports, and the crime scene, it was determined that the soldiers did not commit murder, but rather acted in self-defense. Many eyewitness testimonies clearly describe the mob as threatening to the point where the soldiers felt they were in danger. Dr. John Jeffries, the surgeon attending to Patrick Carr, who died during the incident, states that Carr said the soldier who shot him “had no malice, but fired to defend himself.”
The streets of Washington, D.C. filled with joy and relief as the soldiers returned to their families and loved ones. Some soldiers were injured, broken, clueless, or not there. My father would be coming home on the train. So my mother, my little brother Jack, and myself stood in front of the train station waiting, watching, and listening for the first two trains, but when they did arrive father wasn’t there. Mother had told me not to worry for father could
Liam O'Flaherty uses similes to enhance the story “The Sniper” by creating mental images and connecting the reader’s experiences to quotes in the story. In the beginning of the story, a civil war between the Free Staters and the Republicans is taking place. A Republican sniper is resting on a roof at night time, and looks over the streets of Dublin.
“The lust of battle died in him” (O’flaherty, 214). Most of the time we feel remorse towards something we didn’t mean to do. Sometimes we do things without thinking what would happen next, that leads us to regret what we did in the past and feel compassion to ourselves or to the person whom we did something bad. The theme of “The Sniper” is family will always be family, no matter what they did to you, and the theme of “Cranes” is family and friends are more important than loyalty to a nation. We are humans, and we all make mistakes.
Literary Analysis Collection 1 In the stories “The Sniper”, “Ambush”, and “The Most Dangerous Game” there are a lot of similarities and differences in each of the stories. In this essay, I will explain to you the similarities and differences of each story. One similarities of the stories are in the setting and it’s how the characters had to fight back to survive. Each character was part in a harsh environment where they had to fight or they could have been killed.
Which lead to relief since he had ended up killing his enemy. In this story being motivated and killing his enemy created sadness, because his enemy was his brother. We can learn a lesson from the snipers experience in this story, by being ready for either result of
During the war families were split up because of the conflict of ideals. The article ends with the Sniper unmasking the other sniper and realizing that he is his brother. O’Flaherty wants to address the fact that in civil war rules are broken, there is no middle ground and that moral codes and empathy do not mean anything anymore. The hearts of people are filled with hate and their only goal is to defeat the new enemy, even though they were once brothers that shared the same playground once. During this war the opposition is shown as a faceless enemy that needs to be destroyed utterly.
He goes on to produce this story of the boy’s life had he not killed him. He would have gone to University for mathematics, and he would avoid politics. He probably met a girl before the war and they exchanged gold rings, and she liked that he was thin and frail. The author uses repetition in this short story by repeating the details of the wounds. He mentions “his jaw in his throat” and the “star shaped hole in his eye” several times.
I will turn the images on page 106 into an excerpt from a novel. As the war was getting ready to end, my brother and I were excited to see our family again. As we were talking about how everyone has probably changed and grown up, out of the corner of my eye I saw a sniper. BANG!!!!! He shot my brother.
After defeating his enemy, the sniper had realized how frustrating the war had truly been for him. He finally feels a sense of completion and that now a load of stress had been lifted off his
After he shot and killed the enemy sniper, he wanted to be sure he killed him so he went to see him. He got shot at by machine guns. When the firing stopped, he went to the body. He turned it over and it was his brother. The theme was made clear when the story said ¨The sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother´s face.¨(Page 9)
This shows how the sniper’s actions without thought affect him for the worse. O’Flaherty establishes the theme of “The Sniper” by using description and irony. After the sniper turns over the dead body, he realizes what he has done. He was not thinking when he shot the enemy.