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by Liam O’Flaherty

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How is the internal conflict in "The Sniper" resolved?

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The final paragraph of Liam O'Flaherty's short story "The Sniper" reads:

The sniper darted across the street. A machine gun tore up the ground around him with a hail of bullets, but he escaped. He threw himself face downward beside the corpse. The machine gun stopped.

Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face.

This is how the story ends: After much efforts trying to survive from an enemy attack, the sniper shoots an enemy, kills...

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