"The Sniper" brings out the horror of war where one doesn't know who the enemy is. Elaborate and discuss.
"The Sniper " is a short story about the Irish Civil War, fought between Irish Separatists and those loyal to the British (via the Anglo-Irish treaty). The first major theme in this story is that war is such a violent, horrifying event that it can turn a "student, thin and ascetic," into a killer. It is supposed that the sniper was a young student when he began fighting in the war. During the course of his fighting, he has become a calculating killer. Moments of his humanity...
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