In the text “Ambush” and “Why Soldiers Won’t Talk,” the narrator showed many signs of PTSD. PTSD is common and it should also be treated or it could get very bad. The three signs that showed in the text was the following: flashbacks, guilt, and he also felt slowed down.
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a realistic fiction story set in the city of Dublin in the middle fo the night during a civil war. The sniper is camping on a roof in the middle of a fight, trying to take out the enemy sniper on the roof across the street. Because Liam O’Flaherty uses repetition and irony, he brings through the theme of all human lives have value.
“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said to the United Nations General Assembly, on September 25th, 1961. This quote is saying that the killing of soldiers in war will soon destroy all. This relates to both stories because both soldiers regretted killing someone. 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.
One time when I was in 6th grade; playing with my soccer team in traverse city for the cherry cup festival. My team was in the championship game.We were all ready to win the game that day. I was so scared and pumped at the same time because I was ready to win but scared we might lose. In the middle of that game our goalie got hurt. The game paused and my coach looked at me and he said “ Keagan go get gloves and a goalie shirt on”. During that time when he was talking to me I was so scared; I had played goalie before but not during the most important game of the season. I didn’t want to let any of my teammates down, so therefore i proceeded to be the goalie for the rest of the game. In that story I showed bravery. I showed bravery by going in
Protagonist characters are the main characters, that create the action, and cause the trouble. Even though there can be multiple different stories all of the strong characters in the story are linked together in similar characteristics. When you read a story you can tell the difference between strong and weak characters. Strong protagonist characters are the heros of the story they are motivated, strong, and helpful
Rainsford, Montresor,Palmer and the sniper all killed. The sniper was the most justified in the killing of his enemy. I think that the sniper was the most justified to kill his enemy because the other sniper was shooting at him and he had to do something about it or he would have got shot again.
When a reader is so fully immersed by a story, that they are on the fringes of their seats. A strong sense of anticipation is emitted throughout their brain, a feeling of what is to come next. “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty does just that, leaving reader in an ever-present state of suspense. The book details the events of a war torn Dublin, Ireland. The Republicans and the Free-Staters are waging a civil war. A Republican Sniper is hiding on the rooftops. As he conceals himself he sees a glare, which he can only assume to be an enemy sniper attempting to shoot him. He thinks of a plan, knowing he must escape somehow without alerting the enemy sniper to the fact that he is aware of his presence. The Republican sniper manages to kill the enemy sniper. At the end of the story, out of curiosity, he wanders to the building across to see whom he had killed. Shockingly enough, he discovers he had killed his own brother. In the short story, “The Sniper,” author Liam O’Flaherty includes the element of surprise to reveal that war causes not only physical risk, but also
War happens when ambition goes too far. But what they don't realize is that war is not worth the trouble, it causes to much pain and loss of life. From the perspective of the sniper, this story shows his experience as a republican sniper in a Irish civil war. During a mission, he is laying on a roof killing everything that walks into his sights. He is then confronted by another sniper. He eventually kills his enemy and reaches the ground. After being shot at by machine gun fire, he reaches the corpse of the dead sniper to realize that he was his brother from the other side of the war. In The Sniper, Liam O’Flaherty teaches us how war is not worth the pain and loss it causes. It shows us this because this story's the image of modern gorilla
War is too destructive of a force for people or the societies of the world to handle. It makes people have to do things that would otherwise be considered inhuman, just so that they can survive. In the story “The Sniper,” a man is forced to kill an old woman because, she was telling his enemy where he was hiding. He had to murder his fellow countrymen because they had different beliefs than he did. They wanted to change their country so that it gave them more rights, so their country decided to settle these beliefs with war. Over the centuries many stories have been written revolving around this subject, one of the greater known artists of these stories is Liam O’ Flaherty.
Doctor Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD, once said, “It has been used in two related, but distinct senses; differing mainly in the “who” of the moral agony. Moral Injury is present when there has been (a) A betrayal of “what’s right….”’ In war stories “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” and “The Sniper”, moral injury is seen when the main characters face trauma. Moral injury affected Private Paul Berlin when he reacts to a situation in a peculiar laughter, affected the sniper when he feels remorse for doing his own job and part in the war, and affected both protagonists by making the experience events that make them feel extreme distress.
In “The Sniper” by Liam O’ Flaherty, The Republican Sniper is shown as curious, courageous, and aware. The Sniper is shown to be curious in the story when he goes and looks at the dead sniper’s body. “When the sniper reached the laneway on the street level, he felt a sudden curiosity as to identify of the enemy sniper whom he had killed” (Flaherty 439). This quote shows that The Republican Sniper is curious because during this part, he wants to identify who he had killed. During the story, The Republican Sniper is also courageous. He shows that he is courageous when this happens “Cautiously he raised himself and peered over the parapet” (Flaherty 437). The Republican Sniper shows that he is courageous during this scene because he decides to look over the parapet even though he knows there is an enemy. Lastly, The Republican Sniper is also aware in the story. He is aware when he noticed this “Then round the corner of a side street came an old woman” (Flaherty 438). This part shows that The Republican Sniper is aware because he knows all about his surroundings. The Republican Sniper is aware, courageous,
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.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a story told by a soldier named Paul Bäumer about his experiences during World War I. The war lasted from 1914 to 1918 affecting a whole generation of young men across the world. There was so much death during the WWI that sometimes families would lose more than one soldier. Paul describes how horrendous death was in the book. This showed readers the true insight of war at the time.