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How does the setting affect the overall outcome in the short story "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty?

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The setting of Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper " is very important to the story as a whole. The setting (time and place) is openly defined in the initial paragraph of the text. It is a summer night in Dublin. The limited light of the partial moon is clouded. These descriptions are important given it sets the scene as one with limited views and secrecy. The characters in the play are also clouded, symbolically....

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