What is the irony in this story The sniper by Liam O'Flaherty?
The irony is that the sniper kills his own brother. The story is set during the Irish civil war in the 1920's. Each brother has chosen a different side on which to fight. During his battle with an enemy sniper, the author foreshadows the ending by showing how similar...
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the irony of the story "The Sniper" is quite clear.The story ends ironically when the republican sniper realizes that the enemy he killed was his own brother.The irony becomes apparent when the sniper, who assumes he has killed his enemy, unexpectedly ends up killing his own brother.In war, no one has an identity.Everyone is a target for others,In the story the sniper kills his enemy without even realising that he might know him as they had worked together before the split in the army.But at last, he realised that war can only lead to sorrow and death of our dear ones as the republican sniper lost hisown brother