Compare And Contrast Liam O Flaherty And Thomas Hardy

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War has proven over a series of time that it destroys the human mind. It turns family against family, brother against brother, leaving a lasting affect on the human psych. Using literary elements, authors have a way of describing war through their writing. Liam O’Flaherty and Thomas Hardy are two examples of this. Liam O’Flaherty’s short story, “The Sniper”, and Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Man He Killed”, contain a plot, irony, and theme to describe their thoughts on war, and can be used to state how these two pieces of writing are more different than similar. In these two pieces of writing, the plot contained similarities however there were more differences to back the story up. In both, the sniper and the narrator killed someone and they were involved in a war. Along the lines of differences, the contrasts were more detailed and specific. For example, the sniper was fighting in order to free Ireland and the narrator enlisted in it for money. The narrator was also an infantry soldier and fought face to face with the enemy. The sniper was a skilled distance shooter and was …show more content…
For starters, wars are dangerous and people get killed. Wars have a lasting affect on the human mind. The differences for theme is that people go to great lengths to fight for what they believe or how some people are forced to take drastic measures due to the circumstances. There’s also the fact that in “the sniper”, it tears up family and in “the man he killed”, it tears up the country. Although the theme had an equal amount of similarities and differences the majority of these two pieces of writing proved themselves to be more different. These stories describe how war destroys those who are involved. Liam O’Flaherty and Thomas Hardy gave the audience a good, general idea on what war can be like, feel like, and look like, if it be plot, irony, or theme, authors can find a way to describe their thoughts on the

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