Then he pushed the rifle slowly upward over the parapet, until the cap was visible from the opposite side of the street. The cap clipped down into the street. Weakened by his wound and the long summer day of fasting and watching on the roof, he revolted from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy.
He became bitten by remorse. There was not much danger in going through the streets. The enemy sniper reels over the parapet in his death agony, then falls to the earth. He rolled over the roof to a chimney stack in the rear, and slowly drew himself up behind it, until his eyes were level with the top of the parapet.
The enemy sniper takes the bait, shooting the cap. His teeth chattered, he began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody. Kelly, at least two of the 18, Daoine Bochta and An Fiach, both written inwere originally written in Irish. In he suffered from the first of two mental breakdowns.
The man gets out of the top of the car, ready to shoot, but the sniper shoots first, killing the man. He paused for a moment, considering whether he should risk a smoke.
He has most likely spent the day on the roof waiting for members of the Free State army never losing sight of what his aim is. He was eating a sandwich hungrily. He became bitten by remorse.
He finished the sandwich, and, taking a flask of whiskey from his pocket, he took a short drought. Just then an armored car came across the bridge and advanced slowly up the street.
The sniper could hear the dull panting of the motor. Here the sniper proves himself to be an ingenious soldier, one who masters physical pain and outsmart his enemy.
He is a young boy. He was frightened back to his senses by the shock. Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse. Almost immediately, a bullet flattened itself against the parapet of the roof.
The two corpses seem to be a reminder for the sniper of the fate that might befall him if he is not ingenious enough or is too slow. The sniper slanted the rifle forward. The sniper here takes the risk, and is lucky not to get killed though perhaps one could also argue that perhaps the other sniper is just not quite skillful enough.
The body turned over and over in space and hit the ground with a dull thud. He had seen the flash. The woman darted toward the side street. The body turned over and over in space and hit the ground with a dull thud. He was eating a sandwich hungrily.
The sniper slanted the rifle forward. A shot rings out and the cap falls to the earth far below. He decided to take the risk. Just then an armored car came across the bridge and advanced slowly up the street.Third person narration Imagery Personification Suspense Irony Foreshadowing Trivia Game Theme A) Personification B) Imagery C)All of the above Conflict How many people does the Republican Sniper kill in this short story?
-Protagonist is "Sniper" A) He's an addict B) He needs a. In the anti-war 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. This Web site is dedicated to the wonderful world of the short story and to all who enjoy reading shorts stories as I do.
I will try to add a few short stories every month. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty () The sniper looked at his enemy falling and he shuddered. The lust of battle died in him. In The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty we have the theme of war and the effects war can have on an individual.
Set during the Irish Civil War the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises just how difficult war can be with brother fighting and killing brother.
The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty By Bailey, Ella and Hart Third person narration Imagery Personification Suspense Irony Imagery C)All of the above How many people does the Republican Sniper kill in this short story? A) 2 B) 1 C) 3. Full transcript.
Liam O'Flaherty (Irish: Liam Ó Flaithearta; 28 August – 7 September ) was an Irish novelist and short story writer and a major figure in the Irish literary renaissance.
He was a founding member of the Communist Party of Ireland.Download