What is the message of the sniper by Liam O Flaherty?
In the short story The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty, a main theme is that war is cruel. This is supported by many details within the story. War makes people do things that they normally wouldn’t do, mostly because it is their duty to protect what they believe in or their country.
What is the irony in the sniper By Liam O Flaherty?
The ironic ending emphasizes the consequences the sniper had for his need to defeat the enemy. When he fired at an old woman who he thought was an informer, and a man who merely looked at him, his humanity was already beginning to be threatened.
Why does Liam O’Flaherty likely not name the protagonist or any other character?
Why does author, Liam O’Flaherty, likely not name the protagonist nor any other characters? The lack of name suggests the everyman nature of the sniper; He could be anyone in Ireland. The lack of name suggests the sniper’s alienation from the war, its beliefs, and supporters.
How does Liam O’Flaherty create suspense in the sniper?
In the short story,The Sniper, Liam O’Flaherty uses setting, imagery, and pacing to create a feeling of suspense for the reader. In the story the author also uses the sentence dropping flat onto the roof(165). The imagery conveys the struggle the sniper had during the battle.