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What are the climax and resolution of "The Sniper"?

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hmongboy | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 19, 2007 at 8:11 AM via web

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What are the climax and resolution of "The Sniper"?

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 19, 2007 at 10:16 AM (Answer #1)

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The climax of the story is when the Republican sniper hit the opposing sniper on the opposite rooftop and killed him. He was overjoyed to have made his shot because the two had been waiting to outsmart the other and make the kill. The resolution came when the sniper who made his kill decided that he wanted to look into the face of the man he killed, who was on the side of the civil war that he hated. He became sick when he peered down at the man and realized that he was looking into the face of his brother!

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lm4242 | Student | eNoter

Posted May 22, 2012 at 9:32 PM (Answer #2)

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The climax of the story is when the Republican sniper kills the enemy sniper.  (same thing as clane's answer)

HOWEVER, there is no resolution in this story, because after the Republican sniper kills the enemy sniper he goes to see the identity of the enemy sniper whom he killed.  When the Republican sniper discovers the enemy sniper he killed is his brother, that is not the resolution.  That is called a DENOUEMENT (a surprise ending).

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