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How does the the sniper feel about the war at the beginning of the story?

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The only hint in the beginning of the story about how the sniper feels about the war (in a mostly detached narration of his activities) appears in the second paragraph when the third person narrator refers to him by saying, "his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic." A fanatic is someone who is totally dedicated to a cause so the reader must assume that the Republican sniper is...

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