Why would we fight in a place that we call home? Civil wars pits us against each other, and tears apart family and friends. “ The Sniper” and “ Cranes” both depict the theme that war tears apart humanity and makes the innocent hard to point out. Although these two stories may seem similar, they are very different in some aspects.
At a glimpse, “ The Sniper” and “ Cranes” share many similarities. 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. …show more content…
One example is the setting in both stories are completely different. “ The Sniper” is set in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1920s with the Republicans who wanted Ireland to be free. And the Free Staters who wanted Britain to rule over them. In “ Cranes” it is set in Korea in the 1950s in a northern village near the thirty-eighth parallel. Another difference is that in “ The Sniper” the Republican sniper carries out his duty legally. He kills the enemy sniper in self defence because the enemy shot him first, and although he regrets it later it was legal. On the other hand in “ Cranes” Songsam actually betrays his duty for Tokchae. Songsam eventually releases Tokchae from his binds, which was
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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.
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.
Segregations of family members is shown in both stories, this is a dilemma that the characters and family members need to cope with. Another example these two short stories need to cope with is the disappointing result of many people dying in war. Many of the people that fight in battle hardly make it out alive, the death results are higher than the amount of survivors. The story, The Sniper, deals with innocent deaths, "A man's head and shoulders appeared, looking toward the sniper.
Humans do not control war, rather, war controls humans. In less then ten words, the reader understands that The Yellow Birds is not a glorified memoir of a soldier’s accounts in Iraq. Bartley is not a hero, and Powers never destines him to be one. As Bartley, the main character of the novel, confesses, the American soldiers “were not destined at all” (Powers, ch. 1). Bartley is the war’s prey.
The short story “Red Cranes” by Jacey Choy and “The Firefly Hunt” by Jun`ichiro Tanizaki are two texts with very similar characters. Now although the characters are similar, the character development is very different. Red Cranes takes an original path of character development by just starting off the story like it’s just another day and show how the characters talk or interact with each other. The Firefly Hunt has a very different style of character development, Instead of doing the original way, they decided to go with a more direct kind of way.
The two stories have similar plots. They are both about men who met a woman and fell in love with her, but in one way or another, she got away from them. They spent several years of their lives gaining money and rising up in society just to get her back.
These two works are similar because Harrison is shot and killed in both the movie and the story. For instance, in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison and it is broadcasted on live t.v. This shows the similarity because just like in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison while being broadcasted on live T.V. This movie and story have many similarities but nevertheless these these stories have many key differences. For example, in the movie Harrison plants a bomb and this causes more tension, however in the story there is no bomb at all.
“You’d treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown” (Hardy 5). This quote is saying that if you were to meet an enemy anywhere else besides on the battlefield you would have a pretty high chance of becoming friends. Even though there are similarities, there are also many differences in both stories. For example, in “The Sniper” the war turned brother against brother.
Although, they have similarity, the two stories has major differences also. First, both author differs the way they introduce and develop their lead characters to the reader. Second, they also differ in perspective from which their stories are being told. Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.
His heart probably sank when he found out the man he shot and killed was his brother. The theme of the story ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty shows us that fear can lead to destructive decisions. In the beginning, the sniper kills the man in the turret and kills the woman. Later on in the story, he shot the ´enemy´ sniper with the revolver.
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.
This violence was brought about by assumption, when really they were brothers all along. The sniper realizes, and regrets his actions at the end. War and conflict is about protecting loved ones, and about defending your rights and liberties, but we must be careful not to let these conflicts blind our minds with assumption, or violence will destroy
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.
Even though both of these stories include the theme of reaching for something you don’t quite have may be in place in totally different texts that use their imagery in different ways, you can still find similar themes in both pieces of
Many poems about the civil war convey universal themes of the time. Stephen Crane’s poem “War is Kind” is no different. The poem,“War is kind” written by Stephen Crane(1871-1900) has three themes common to civil war literature: Warfare, Home, and Patriotism. This poem’s overall theme is about how war destroys families conversely to the title of “War is Kind” or the many times which Crane says “War is Kind”.