Theme Of The Sniper

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In 1923, the story “The Sniper” was written by Liam O'Flaherty. The story is about a Civil war in Ireland where there were 2 snipers, shooting at each other and they were both on a rooftop with long-range weapons and they don’t know each other but at the end one of the sniper found out that he killed his own brother. The author uses irony and the conflict between the sniper and the other sniper just to tell us the main message which is that we shouldn’t fight each other, we should fight together because we live in the same country and we should fight for our country. The way irony was used in this story is that there was a civil war in Ireland where the people who live in the same country are fighting each other. In the story, there …show more content…

This explains how this was a character vs character type of thing because they were both shooting at each other with powerful rifles, leaving one of them weak because one sniper shot the other sniper, leaving them weak. Another reason why this is a character vs character is because one of the sniper brought back up. “Just then an armoured car came across the bridge and advanced slowly up the street” (19). A strong and powerful vehicle appeared out of nowhere. “It was an enemy car” (19). One of the snipers had a team with them to take out the other sniper and the other sniper knew he couldn't do anything about it because it was an armoured car and he knows his sniper can’t do anything. Liam O’Flaherty uses irony and conflict in his story “The Sniper” where it tells us that we shouldn’t fight each other and fight together because the people in Ireland should fight for their country. The irony was there was a Civil War in Ireland where you could end up fighting a close friend or a family member because it’s the same country and the conflict was a character vs character type of thing because two snipers were going against each other and one of them had a little team with them but the other one managed to kill the other sniper. I think the same country shouldn’t fight each other

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