Connell then says, "Then it was that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror." This is the point in the story where Rainsford realizes what its like to be hunted and how terrible it must be to be an animal and be hunted. General Zaroff is an intricate character because he shows two sides of himself. When he first meets Rainsford he comes across as a polite, educated, hospitable man, but when they are hunting he is a cunning cold blooded killer. The theme of the hunters and the hunted is human moral.
Liam O’Flaherty served in the Irish Guards and was no stranger to the devastation of war (2015). In the story, the civil war divided families, brother v. brother, each fighting for a cause they believed in. The writings of Liam O’Flaherty in “The Sniper” indicate his disillusionment towards war. The story begins in the cover of darkness, on a rooftop in Dublin, Ireland. A Republican sniper, fighting in the Irish Civil War, contemplates the risk of lighting a cigarette, knowing that the flash of light could potentially expose his position.
In Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper," all of these are brought to an acute reality in a single war-torn city. Strong cerebral convictions and opposing philosophies, due to which people want to destroy the seemingly “wrong” plague this world and are the main reason for plight. To aid in his creation of such emotional conflict, turmoil and plight, the author has portrayed the sniper as a very controversial character. This story is oriented around one character in the Civil War which he should not even be in as he is mentioned to be a “student” in the story. The story whose main theme is violence, attempts to chronicle the short span of fanaticism that inspires youth that leads to turmoil in the first place.
Beowulf is meant to represent the ideal warrior and king. As such, readers can infer that the Anglo-Saxons held his character traits in high esteem. As depicted in Seamus Haney’s translation of Beowulf, Beowulf’s strength, loyalty, and acceptance of fate are traits that were admired by his society. The time of the Anglo-Saxons was rife with tribal warfare. This meant that men had to be strong fighters capable of protecting and avenging their people.
War can destroy any person both in body and mind for the rest of their life. In "Shot by Sniper," by Bartholomew von Klick suggests the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers, but also by showing its psychological effects. In the story “Shot by Sniper” Klick shows and relates real life experiences of war. In this story Klick shows how location plays a big part in how physically dangerous war is. In the beginning of the story, it starts off with a Lieutenant solider being in the middle of a gunfight, but nearly escapes death.
Through this hunt Rainsford will experience The Most Dangerous Game and learn much more than he ever has before changing who he is. Richard Connell shows us his message of learning and experience through Rainsford and how he always considered himself a hunter and better than the animals for they were just “brutes”, but now in an ironic twist he had becom...
The Psychological Effects of War Exposed in “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty War can destroy a man both in body and mind for the rest of his life. In “The Sniper,” Liam O’Flaherty suggests the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers, but also by showing its psychological effects. We are left to wonder which has the longer lasting effect—the visible physical scars or the ones on the inside? In this story the author shows how location plays a big part in how physically dangerous a war is. Gunshots heard throughout the city are a sign of how close the fighting between the “Republicans and Free Staters…” is to innocent citizens (this is most often the case in civil war).
Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" is a very exciting story of a manhunt. This story made me think about the morality of hunting: Humans are the cleverest creatures on earth, but does it give them a license to kill the other animals and even human beings weaker than themselves? I give below a short summary of the story to set the scene and then I will explore the ethics involved in hunting as a sport. "The Most Dangerous Game" presents the story of a hunter, General Zaroff, who finds hunting human beings as the most dangerous and fascinating sport. He likes hunting humans because human beings, unlike the other animals, can reason better and so provide a richer thrill for the hunter.
War is a very controversial dilemma, which could be solved in an orderly fashion rather then a callous disaster where young men and women die. This cataclysmic story takes place in a short story written by Liam O'Flaherty, the story takes place in Dublin, Ireland during the 1920's where a Republican sniper is involved with a terrible accident. He suffers dramatic injury to the soul and heart when someone that he loves dearly is shot. The story's theme is intensified through situational irony, which shows the pointlessness of armed conflict. Unexpected senseless occurrences happen when situational irony comes to effect.
How many steps is one man willing to take in order to ensure his safety. How far is one man willing to go to fulfil his quest of hunting the most dangerous game. Although both characters are very similar, there are inherent differences that are brought forth during the struggle for survival. The protagonist in the story, Sanger Rainsford, exhibits many traits and characteristics. One of these traits is that he is quick-witted; this means that he is able to act without involving a lot of thinking and needing to take time to plan what he is doing.