The sniper is a great story that contains a lot of themes and great quotes to back those themes up but I have found the most clear theme in there. The theme here is “In war sacrifice is inedible”. There is lots of different kinds of irony happening within the story. There is situational irony because the sniper ends up killing the brother in a war. There was the two teams the free staters and the republicans. Through the use of the sitional irony and killings this shows that the theme in the book is that in war sacrifice is inedible.
“He wondered did he know him.” Quotes like these leave us hanging around to the end of the book. You start foreshadowing when we get clues like these. When getting near to the end of the book you get the sense