The Sniper Essay

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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

  • Narrative Analysis 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

  • 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

  • Short Summary Of The Sniper

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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

  • The Sniper Response Essay

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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

  • Analysis Of The Sniper By Liam OFlaherty

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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

  • The Sniper In Three Day Road

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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

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' American Sniper '

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    horrors of terrorism on 9/11 he was ready to fight for his country and enlisted into the military. He goes on to fight in four tours and becomes the deadliest sniper in American history. After each tour, he felt that he had to go back. He had two goals that he couldn’t give up on; protecting his team and taking out the deadliest enemy sniper, Mustafa. Chris would not stop until he achieved his goals, when he finally did, he faced a new battle. He struggled with normal daily life, but even then he

  • The Greatest Sniper Is Chris Kyle

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    The world’s greatest sniper is Chris Kyle. Born in Texas, Chris was the best man anyone could ask for. Chris was a bull rider for the longest time. Later he joined the Navy Seals. He was the best sniper they had ever had with over 150 confirmed kills. Chris Kyle was and will always be the best sniper ever. Christopher Scott Kyle was raised in Texas and was a United States Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is at present known as the best marksman in American military history. As demonstrated by his

  • The Greatest Sniper Is Chris Kyle

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    Chris Kyle The world’s greatest sniper is Chris Kyle. Born in Texas, Chris was the best man anyone could ask for. Chris was a bull rider for the longest time. Later he joined the Navy Seals. He was the best sniper they had ever had with over 150 confirmed kills. Chris Kyle was and will always be the best sniper ever. Christopher Scott Kyle was raised in Texas and was a United States Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is at present known as the best marksman in American military history. As demonstrated

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