Theme Of War In Liam O 'Flaherty's The Sniper'

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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty takes place during a civil war in June at night. The main character in the story is a republican sniper. The sniper decides to take very dangerous risk and tries to smoke in the darkness when the flash might be seen. This then leads to him being noticed and shot at by a enemy sniper on a rooftop on the opposite side of the street. By using surprise and suspense, Liam O’Flaherty creates the lesson that war is terrible in many ways.
The theme that war is terrible in many ways is shown in the story many times. One example of this is when the sniper turns over the body of the person he killed and he finds out that it is his brother he killed. This craft move of surprise shows that the war split up his family and

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