What is the point of view in Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper?"  

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Liam O’Flaherty's short story "The Sniper" is written in the third-person limited point of view, which is when the narrator only knows or expresses the thoughts and feelings of one character. In third-person limited narration, only one character is closely followed, and every character is described using third-person pronouns. In the short story, the Republican sniper is the main character, and Liam O'Flaherty uses the third-person pronouns "he," "she," and "his." O'Flaherty wants the audience to focus specifically on the viewpoint of the Republican sniper as he attempts to outwit the enemy sniper stationed on the adjacent rooftop. The author also does not want the reader to discover that the enemy sniper is the Republican sniper's brother until the end of the story, when the sniper rolls the man's corpse over, which is why third-person limited narration is ideal for suspenseful short stories. Third-person limited narration gives the author more freedom and flexibility than...

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