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  • The Sniper
    Liam O'Flaherty's anti-war short story "The Sniper" is set in the Irish capital during the Battle of Dublin, which was waged at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The battle was waged on the...

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    The sniper was on a rooftop. He lit up a cigarette, and the glow of the cigarette gave away his position. A bullet hit the wall of the roof near where he was sitting. An enemy soldier was aiming...

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    The absence of female soldiers in this story does suggest a double standard. It is clear that in this culture, men are supposed to fight wars. The absence of women suggests that the culture might...

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    In his short story "The Sniper," Liam O'Flaherty uses a third person narrator to build suspense in a story about a soldier on a rooftop in war torn Dublin during the Irish civil war. The narrator...

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    In this story, the sniper experiences both internal and external conflict. The external conflict demands most of the events in the story. He is in a civil war in Ireland, and other soldiers are...

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    The only thing that I can think of to answer your question is to say the sniper betrayed his own country because he was killing citizens of his own country. The story never says what his total...

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    The term "civil war" is a bit misleading if you ask me. At no point should anybody ever consider war to be civil. Oh certainly civil gentlemen may fight in the war, but their actions are far from...

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    In Liam O'Flaherty's brilliant anti-war short story "The Sniper" I do not believe the reader can tell whether the Republican sniper has an internal conflict. The story is told from a detached,...

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    How you start your body paragraphs depends on your thesis statement, which controls your essay. If this is just one paragraph, then the first sentence of the paragraph is your topic sentence. In...

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    One of the reasons why "The Sniper" is universally admired is because of its statement on war. The main character is focused on his wartime mission. Nothing gets in the way of his purpose. He is...

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    Upon first realizing that the sniper has killed his enemy, he shows excitement. O'Flaherty describes the sniper with a driving focus when he starts his mission. This can be seen in the story's...

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    This short story is set during the Irish Civil War. The two warring sides are the Republicans and the Free Staters. The protagonist, "the sniper," fights on the Republican side. As a sniper, in...

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    O'Flaherty attempts to portray how there is nothing civil in "civil war." "The Sniper" takes place in a civil war. The sniper's singular mission to eliminate his target drives him. Throughout the...

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    In Liam O'Flaherty's short story, "The Sniper" (1923), the reasons stated by the first-person narrator, the sniper, are shown specifically in this passage from the story: Then he paused for a...

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    The first person to die in the short story "The Sniper" is known as the man in the armored car. He poked his head out of the top turret in order to speak to the old woman. She is an informer that...

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    The most noticeable technique in "The Sniper" is the surprise ending. This also goes by the name of the "O. Henry ending" since O. Henry was known to use surprise endings in his short fiction. In...

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    The sniper is fighting on one side (Republican) of the Irish Civil War. From a rooftop, he foolishly lights up a cigarette. The smoke signals his position and the enemy sniper fires at him. On the...

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    A good question that digs at the central themes of this story; in war, we strip the humanity away from ourselves and our enemies, in order to make the jobs of survival and killing easier. The...

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    O'Flaherty does not suggest that humans are inherently good nor inherently bad. Therefore, he makes no overarching statement about which way human nature tends to lean. He may have an opinion on...

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    In "The Sniper", the titular character is essentially trapped on a rooftop by another sniper; he is wounded and therefore unable to use his rifle to defend himself, nor can he move without being...

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    I would say that the narrator's overall attitude toward the characters is aloof ambivalence. The reader never gets the sense that the narrator cares for the characters all that much. One key...

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    "The Sniper" takes place during the Irish Civil War, and concerns a Republican sniper who has taken up a post on a rooftop, but has been spotted by another sniper. When the Republican sniper...

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    In "The Sniper," the use of physical details makes the titular character more realistic. O'Flaherty uses physical details to help the reader envision the sniper. The opening description of the...

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    The narrator says that the sniper has "the face of a student, thin and ascetic, but his eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic." He is, or at least looks like, a student. So, he has a youthful...

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    The sniper feels it is necessary to kill the old woman in order to protect himself. She informs the enemy in the armored car of the sniper's position. So, as appalling as it is, the sniper kills...

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    A "ruse" is a trick or decoy meant to mislead one's opponent. The titular sniper needed to trick his enemy in order to survive. The sniper first took a risk by lighting a match so he could smoke a...

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    Most of the figurative language in Liam O'Flaherty's story "The Sniper" occurs in the first paragraph. "Dublin lay enveloped in darkness. . ." Here the figurative language makes the reader...

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    The narrative was clearly set up to create a specific emotional impact on the reader and for that impact to carry a specific message. One meaning we can establish as being true to the author's...

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    The ironic ending of "The Sniper" is that the titular sniper has, unknowingly, been fighting against, and has now killed, his own brother. By leaving his identity unspoken until the end of the...

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    The titular sniper has, we may presume, been on the roof of his building all day. When the armored car arrives, he is pointed out by an old woman across the street. This may indicate that the...

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    The sniper experiences mostly external conflict during the course of the story; we might assume that his greatest internal conflict comes afterward. By "external" conflict, we can assume that this...

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    Physical hardship is a military term used to define situations that may not in themselves be imminently dangerous, or hazardous, but that may cause "extreme physical discomfort or distress" that...

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    The main character is stated as being a Republican, opposing the Free Staters, in the Irish Civil War. Exactly what this means requires a deeper understanding of the background that led to the...

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    The context of the story is that a civil war is happening between the Republicans and the Free Staters in Dublin, Ireland. A civil war is a horrible thing. Any war is horrible, but a civil war...

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    Immediately after shooting the enemy sniper, the protagonist sniper feels extreme remorse. The text specifically says remorse. He became bitten by remorse. Remorse is a great word, because it...

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    For most of the story, the sniper feels very little regret at all. He coldly shoots two people below him before being shot in the arm himself. He didn't feel remorse then, and he didn't feel...

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    When the subject of a story is a sniper, a profession to which suspense is integral given the nature of the individual trained to lie motionless for hours at a time until a suitable target appears...

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    I want to answer the last part of your question first. "Why are some people willing to fight against their own family?" With reference to the story "The Sniper," neither sniper knew it was his...

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    In the first paragraph, the word "dark" is used twice. The city is "enveloped in darkness." The pale moon light shines on the dark waters of the river. Dublin's main court building (the "Four...

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    The old woman introduced into the sniper's saga is representative of several ideas. She is described as old and wearing a tattered shawl. This paints the picture of a destitute woman hardened by...

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    "The Sniper" is set just after sunset, on a moonlit night in Dublin in 1922. The primary way in which the time of day factors into the story is the manner in which the titular sniper is targeted...

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    Two obvious themes are that of (1) brother pitted against brother in war and (2) the objectification and dehumanization of faceless, identity-less participants (warriors, but also victims) in war....

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    "The Sniper" takes place shortly after sunset, on a rooftop in Dublin, during the Irish Civil War. The words listed here are initially used to describe the physical conditions of the setting at the...

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    For most of the story, the sniper is on the defensive. Early in the story he lights a cigarette and gives away his position to the enemy sniper. The sniper does manage to relocate, but he knows...

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    The titular sniper is basically trapped on a rooftop. It's nighttime, and the sniper lit a match to smoke a cigarette - this revealed his location to the other gunman, who can clearly see him on...

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    It depends upon which time he fires his gun. At the beginning of the story, the sniper is fired upon by his enemy because his enemy sees his cigarette smoke. An armored car approaches and a woman...

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    "The Sniper" is located in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and the site of the fighting that initiated the Irish Civil War. The Irish Civil War, which is the subject of this story, was initiated...

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    The protagonist in "The Sniper" is an Irish sniper; the antagonist is also an Irish sniper. The title of the story may, ambiguously, refer to either one. As we learn at the end of the story, they...

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    Liam O'Flaherty's short story The Sniper is about an Irish militant's efforts at performing his job -- killing the enemy -- while surviving the efforts of another sniper to kill him. The story...

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    The republican "resolves" his conflict with the enemy sniper by shooting him. He sits on a rooftop and lights a cigarette. The smoke gives away his position and the enemy fires in his direction....

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