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    Theme Of The Sniper

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    short story "The Sniper" written by Liam O Flaherty, a Republican sniper embraces his rifle and conceals on the roof top without a sound, waiting to kill his enemies. The sniper accidentally gives away his location when he lights up a cigarette and exposes himself to the enemy sniper on the opposite roof. The two snipers from two conflicting sides then faces each other off through an innovative war; using both their shooting skills and intelligence. Subsequently, the Republican sniper pulls out a brilliant

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    The Sniper Narrative

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    "This is going to be a regular house search for the area. The locals have already been informed we are coming.”Thomson announced. My names is jackson clemton. I am a US army airborne ranger assigned to the 82nd. “Clemton your on sniper cover” thomson said. "sir yes sir” I replied. "Tank, Gunny you both are going to take the X, Q, and do the sweeps.”thompson ordered. "Sir yes sir.” They replied in unison. Tank and Gunny were both part of my squad. Tank was buff and was around average height, he

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    Short Story The Sniper

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    short story “The Sniper,” by Liam O'Flaherty, a republican sniper faces an enemy which later discovers it is his own brother. The republican sniper soon finds the truth of how the enemy was such a good shot. The theme of this story is one can never be sure of the enemy. The sniper’s curiosity leads to realizing who caused the death of his brother. The enemy shoots at the republican sniper and it hits his forearm, therefore his arm is not capable of doing was has to be done. The sniper kills the enemy

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    In “The Sniper”, a cold-hearted depiction of war, Liam O’Flaherty follows a young Republican sniper through a typical day amongst the callous bloodshed. The story opens with the Sniper, bathed in soft light emanating from the moon, drawing smoke from his cigarette. For a while there is the gentle illusion of normality, however, before long, the silence of peace is shattered by an appearance of an armored car and enemy informant. Driven by his need to survive, the Sniper shoots them down, without

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    “The Sniper”, is an action thriller about a sniper in the Irish republic, a man who is fighting for freedom, or, as stated in the story, “A man who is used to looking into the eyes death”(O’Flaharty 1). He is fighting for his life, this is life or death, little did he know who was fighting on the other side. This story is very suspenseful, and I will tell you what makes suspense so intriguing to us readers. Tired, weak, and weary, the sniper lays atop the parapet, it is nighttime, suspense at this

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    short story “The Sniper” written by Liam O Flaherty, a Republican sniper embraces his rifle and conceals on the roof top without a sound, waiting to kill his enemies. The sniper accidentally gives away his location when he lights up a cigarette and exposes himself to the enemy sniper on the opposite roof. The two snipers from two conflicting sides then faces each other off through an innovative war; using both their shooting skills and intelligence. Subsequently, the Republican sniper pulls out a brilliant

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    American Sniper Summary

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    In the autobiography “American Sniper” Chris kyle explains his experiences and actions that he encountered during his 4 tours as a U.S Navy Seal. Chris was a Texas cowboy, he even competed in rodeos and was living the Texas country boy dream. But while living this dream he had realized after seeing a news report on the war in iraq that he wanted something more. What he meant by something more was he wanted to serve his country, so the next day he went to the U.S navy recruiter and talked to him about

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    There are many ways of thinking of military snipers. They can be compared to predators in the wild, a skillful killing machine that kills out of necessity and has the respect of their companions. Snipers can also be thought of as prey. They are given a challenging task that requires skill to elude the enemy and often preys upon their mental toughness. In Boyden’s book Three Day Road the author uses many passages to compare the role of a sniper to the role of both predator and prey in the wilderness

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    The term “sniper” means someone who shoots from a hiding place at a long range with extreme accuracy. It is said that it takes the average sniper only 1.3 bullets to kill his target. In the military the sniper has two jobs. The first job is to deliver long range fire on selected targets. The second job is is to collect and report information about the battlefield. Snipers have been used in the united states military as far back as the American Civil War, but they were called sharpshooters then. From

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    The Sniper, written by Liam O’Flaherty, is a story about a Republican sniper in the Irish civil war in 1922. This story tells of a night spent on a roof looking for the enemy, the Free-Staters. In this short description of the nights events, the sniper kills 3 people; a soldier, an informer, and finally an enemy sniper on the roof across the road from him. In the end this enemy sniper turns out to be the republicans brother. This story shows the the specific characteristics a sniper must have to

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