In the text it says, “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” and early on in the story he wonders if he knew the other sniper, and ironically it was someone he knew very well (4). He is caught up in annihilating the enemy, he only stops to think about who the other sniper is. O’Flaherty uses irony to show how the sniper ends up killing his own brother and only after he shoots him he wonders if he knew him. In addition to the irony, O’Flaherty also uses description to develop this idea of action without thought.
Violence leading to regret is shown at the end of the story. The regret is shown at the end of the story when the sniper removes the enemy’s mask and finds out that the republican is his brother. For example, a quote from the story says, “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” This quote shows that the sniper had just killed his
“The sniper look at his enemy falling, underline and shuttered. The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper.
Then the sniper notice how much pressure he's going through just to kill other human beings. When the sniper shoots the other sniper with his revolver he had a quick glance of the snipers face, he felt sick inside. When he had saw the face of his own brother lying dead on the stone floor. Anthony 2
This quote shows that the sniper is intelligent because during this part he comes up with a way to fake his death. During the story, the sniper is very risky. He shows that he is risky when we lights a cigarette. “He paused for a moment, considering whether he should risk a smoke. It was dangerous.
It’s not just a line from the drill instructor; I believe it has a lot of meaning. It’s almost like Joker’s instructions to hide behind his public persona of a warrior, a facade that helps him get through the entirety of the film until after killing the female sniper in vengeance of Cowboys death, his ultimate war face has to be shown. All in vengeance of Cowboy being killed. The death of his best friend finally made him transform into a killer, he wanted to truly kill. But once he gets to the sniper he sees that not only is the sniper critically injured, but to the point they will die, but it’s a female sniper.
This is why the main theme is killing doesn’t matter until it’s your own. The sniper in the civil war was written by Liam O’ Flaherty. The sniper was sad when he found out that he killed his own brother. In the Civil War was the first time they used snipers. What would you have done if you were in the Civil
Paul experiences immediate guilt. Comparably, the main focus in “A Warrior’s Moral Dilemma” is Nick Rudolph, a 22-year-old Marine, who in a desperate gun battle outside Marjah, Afghanistan, found himself killing an Afghan boy. Nick “only [has] a split second to decide,” and out of instinct and necessity, “he squeezes the trigger and ends the boys’ life” (Wood). Similar to Paul, Nick is put in a situation where he must temporarily suspend his moral principle and act by instinct. Afterwards, “the boy’s death haunts [Nick]” (Wood).
Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world. Love is what carries and drives people everyday to keep going.
He’s a sinister he kills and buries people at his house. “At least that’s what we think says Juliet”. Later that night, The man shows up and hits the group of friends in the head except Samantha. He unties Samantha and he says “Honey i have missed you all these years, I am very sorry to have left you.
Within Liam O’Flaherty’s short story, “The Sniper”, there are two literary devices that greatly impact the meaning of the story. These two literary devices are irony and mood, and together they show the reader how difficult war can be and how it can pull friends and families apart. While reading the text, the reader can feel how tired, lethargic, yet exciting war can be. On page 1, paragraph 3, the sniper was “eating a sandwich hungrily” because he “had eaten nothing since morning”. In this paragraph, readers can feel how the thrill of war can overcome a person, taking over their actions, emotions, and feelings.
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a historical fiction story following the events of the Irish Civil War. The main character is a sniper for the Republicans. In the story, he is forced to kill three people but afterward it says he is disgusted with himself. In this story Liam O’Flaherty supports the theme of violence will change people for the worse by using descriptive phrases and the character’s inner thoughts. The biggest problem in the story is how the sniper has to kill his enemies.
IN the story The Sniper the author O'Flaherty tells the story of a night in Dublin Ireland. The Sniper is mostly about how The Sniper the main character is in a shootout. One problem is that in the shooting he kills his brother who is on the other side while also getting shot himself. Also he is smiling when killing the other sniper aka his brother he was joyous when he saw he had hit the other sniper This shows civil war can seriously affect someone physically and mentally.
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.