Liam O'Flaherty

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  • Suspense In The Sniper

    John .F. Kennedy one said "Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind." Although war has destroyed many homes, towns, cities, and countries,it most importantly it destroys people. In this story, a lone sniper fights for what he believes in. The sniper is shown struggling as he fights to escape the enemy's sniper. In the short story,"The Sniper," Liam O'Flaherty uses setting, imagery, and pacing to create a feeling of suspense for the reader. The setting of the story is suspenseful because of its ominous and mysterious description. O’Flaherty uses diction in order to portray the suspeIn the story the author uses setting to create suspense. setting first appeared in the story " the long June twilight faded into night.…

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  • Schindler's Scene Analysis

    The Girl’s Scene with the Red Coat in Schindler 's List The scene featuring the girl with the red coat in Schindler 's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) is of the most recognizable scenes in late twentieth century cinema. It is often understood to encapsulate key aspects of the Holocaust, its brutality, and its effects on the lives of the people caught up within it. At the time, the scene deals with the paradoxes of memory, memorial and what may appear to be a sense of personal inability when…

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  • Schindler's List Film Analysis

    Schindler 's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) is perhaps one of the greatest films in the late twentieth-century cinema. It encapsulates the brutality of the Holocaust as it evokes memories of atrocities of the World War II and a sense of inability to save innocent people. The film is shot in monochrome as Spielberg thinks it is more "realistic" and “closer to [a] documentary” of that time (Shandler 156). According to Jeremy Maron, Schindler 's List should primarily be understood as a melodrama; a…

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  • My First Job Analysis

    shows me that they see my potential. Things are going good, so far, the one part of this internship that I see myself taking time to get use to is working at a desk all day. From time to time members of the team and I walk around the building and socialize with employees’, it is like a mental break. I am an active student so I do not find much thrill in staring at a computer for eight hours, however, this is still a great opportunity to improve my knowledge and computer skills; so I will take…

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  • The Sniper By Thomas Hardy Analysis

    “Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” This quote was by John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the UN General Assembly, Sept. 25, 1961. What Kennedy is trying to imply is that war can take control over a man’s actions and perspective when faced with the supremacy of the battlefield and this will result in destruction of mankind. Kennedy’s philosophy relates to Liam O’Flaherty short story and Tom Hardy’s poem. In “ The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “ The Man He Killed” By…

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  • Analysis Of The Sniper By Liam O Flaherty

    In “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, the central idea of the story is war changes people. War changes people because at the beginning of the story “he finished the sandwich taking a flask of whiskey from his pocket”(O’Flaherty 1). When a person is in the military using a high powered weapon for example; sniper, machine gun,assault rifle, etc. You would expect that person to be 100% sober and not under the influence of anything.To show how war changes people at the end, the sniper had shot…

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  • Liam O Flaherty's The Sniper

    author Liam O’Flaherty shows that war can ravage what someone holds most dear and in most cases, that is family. O’Flaherty uses the Irish Civil war as an example in his story because that was his own experience. First, O’Flaherty had the sniper kill the enemy in cold blood. And then O’Flaherty details the remorse the sniper feels as he had somewhat of a connection with whom he killed. This gives the reader the sense that shows the authors imagery, external conflict, and shifting moods act as a…

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  • The Sniper Short Story

    Sniper” vs. “The Most Dangerous Game” The short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell have many similarities including conflict, type of hunter, and type of resolution. One of the similarities is the type of conflict. The type of conflict is person vs. person. In both of the stories, the main characters are facing other people. An example of this would be the enemy in “The Sniper” and Rainsford facing General Zaroff in “The Most…

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  • Trauma In The Sniper

    People sometimes feel like after a particular event they will never be the same person again.. that is trauma. Trauma is something very difficult for people to go through. Trauma is not something people want to wish on anybody, not even on a person’s worst enemy. Trauma can be handled very differently depending on the situation. Likewise, shown in articles “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “For Soldiers with PTSD, a Profound Daily Struggle” it contrasts how trauma can be shown in two different…

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  • The Sniper Irony

    This realistic fiction short story “The Sniper” written by Liam O’Flaherty, features an Irish sniper in a war-torn Dublin. The narrator in this story takes part in an intensely violent sniper battle between him, another sniper, and even a machine gunner. In the passage he ends up doing something he will later on regret because of his own actions. O'Flaherty uses irony and word choice in the story to emphasize the theme that violence hurts everyone involved. Violence is evident throughout the…

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