How would you state the theme of this story, the point the writer is making about war especially civil war and what it can do to human beings?How do the resolutions of the story's conflicts help...

How would you state the theme of this story, the point the writer is making about war especially civil war and what it can do to human beings?

How do the resolutions of the story's conflicts help reveal the theme?

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natejohn77 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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The theme of the story is that, in war there are no winners. At the end of the book the author makes it seem that "The Sniper" has won, by defeating his opponent but, later O'Flaherty reveals that he has killed his brother in this war.

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