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    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 Sniper How does the author depict the turmoil and plight in a war-torn city in “The Sniper”? Anger, pain, death and remorse- all unpleasant, but all are faced and handled in every war. In Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper," all of these are brought to an acute reality in a single war-torn city

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    The sniper

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    "War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, and never a good..." (Jimmy Carter, Noble Lecture, December 10, 2002.) Liam O'Flaherty's, "The Sniper" is a short story written in 1919. During this time, the Irish Republic Army was in the midst of waging a war for independence from Ireland. In the story, a young sniper, who is patiently waiting, is faced with a one on one shoot out with the enemy sniper. After being hit by the opponent, the Republican

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    revolver above the edge of the parapet. The distance was about 50 yards, a hard shot in the dim light, and his right arm was paining him like a thousand devils … Pressing his lips together, he took a deep breath through his nostrils and fired” (O’Flaherty 4). The IRA Sniper’s shooting arm is injured, while he also could have gave away his position and has one shot to take. The IRA Sniper still takes the shot against the enemy and succeeds doing so. One missed shot could have gotten himself killed

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    “The sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face.” What mood can be inferred from this text from “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty? Along with “Once Upon a Time” by Nadine Gordimer “The Sniper” uses techniques to build suspense in the stories. “The Sniper” talks of life as a soldier for a sniper in war. “Once upon a Time” talks about the happily ever after bedtime story the author came up with in his sleep. In both the text previously presented the authors use techniques as

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    Russian Poker Murder

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    The Accidental Kill: An Analysis of “Russian Poker” On the night of February 26th, 1945, an allegedly innocent game of Russian Poker turned deadly when defendant Malone, 17, shot and killed William H. Long, 13. At the time of Long’s death, Malone and his mother were living with the Long family. The boys, according to witnesses, were on friendly terms. The gun involved belonged to Malone’s uncle – the teen had taken it the day before the incident. Oddly enough, Long obtained the bullet that would

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    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

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    O’Flaherty was born on August 28th, 1896, in Gort na gCapall, translated as “the field of horses,” on Inishmór the largest of the Aran Islands. He was born to a peasant family which plays largely into his writings along with the harshness of the Islands. Fumio Yoshioka of Okayama university, points out how it has “become, commonplace to emphasize the influence of this environment over O’Flaherty”. She shows the reader what O’Flaherty grew up in and around through the use of Patrick Sheeran’s words

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    Compare and Contrast

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    place. The Sniper takes place in Dublin during the civil war, the story unfolds entirly on the rooftop where the sniper was. The theme of The Sniper was the civil war and how war can destroy a man both in body and mind for the rest of his life. 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? The theme of

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    Batman

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    Christian Bale, who filled in the Batsuit quite nicely (and his gravelly Batman voice was spot on!), but more importantly, he gave both Bruce Wayne and Batman true character. And of course I also applaud the excellent supporting cast of acting greats: Liam Neeson shows that he's not just wise old mentor material (the twist at the end surprised and impressed me-- who would have thunk it? Ra's al Ghul is IRISH!:p), Michael Caine shows why he's the obvious and really only choice to play wry, reliable Alfred

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    Sir William Wallace

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    father was involved and killed. William Stayed with his mother For two years until he met Murron Braidfoot and married her in the year 1272. There are many tales on how William Wallace became and outlaw after his marrige, one such is that one day Wil liam was fishing at a near by lake when a group of english soilders approached him and demanded william give them the fish he had caught. William trying to get food for himself and his wife said they could only take half. The soilders enraged lunged at

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