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The Sniper Written By: Liam O'Flaherty

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"The Sniper"
Written By: Liam O'Flaherty
Presented By: Clara Simmons, Connor Hogue, and Hudson Knight True or False 1.The main charachter,the Sniper, was a free stater.
2.The bullet never exited the the Sniper'a body.
3.The Sniper smokes in the story.
4.The Sniper killed his sister.
5.The Sniper uses a sniper to kill the last enemy target. True or False Multiple Choice Questions Multiple Choice
1. Why did the Sniper hang his arm over the building?
a) To let it fall off
b) To trick his enemy target
c) To ease his pain
d) To drop his gun 3. What is a field dressing?
a) A salad dressing
b) A gun
c) A medicine
d) A bandage 2. Why did the Sniper go look at who he killed?
a) Wanted to see if he had any relation to the person
b) Wanted to retrieve his artilary
c) Wanted his clothes
d) So he could carry the body back to his post 4. Where is the story located?
a) United States
b) France
c) Vietnam
d) Ireland 5. During most of the story where was the Sniper?
a) on a roof
b) in the ocean
c) in his house
d) in a trench True or False 1. The protagonist, the Sniper, was a Free Stater in the war,
not a Rebuplican. 2. The bullet never exited the Sniper's body.
3. The Sniper smokes in the story.
4. The Sniper killed his sister.
5. The Sniper killed the enemy target with a sniper. Plot Line Exposition- The Sniper, the protagonist, is looking for the enemy target.
Rising Action- The Sniper kills the enemy target.
Climax- The Sniper goes to discover who the enemy target was.
Falling Action- He goes to flip the body over.
Resolution-He discovers he killed his brother. CONFLICT External Conflict The Sniper's arm gets shot. The Sniper dodges bullets while going to see who his enemy target was. Internal Conflict When he flips over the enemy he see's that it is his brother. The Sniper wants to smoke badly, and decides to take the risk and do it anyway even though he could get shot. Literary Devices Thought the noise would wake the dead. pg 7
This is an example of a hyperbole, because obivously
the dead can't come back to life. Therefore, they are
exaggerating the fact that it will "wake the dead." Foreshadowing: On page six it basically says, the protagonist, the Sniper, wanted
to take a smoke but didn't know if he should risk being shot just to smoke.
Then he smokes and right as he finishes he gets shot at. The author
is hinting to the reader that what he,the Sniper, is about to do is bad and he is most likely going to be seen and therefore fired at. Setting:
In the 1920's.
In a large building on a roof in Dublin,Ireland. During the middle of a civil war with gun shots everywhere. Situational Irony: The protagonist is trying repeatedly to shoot the enemy target, he finally does and then goes to identify the person and it turns out to be his brother. This was a complete shock and definitely not what was expected. Simile: On page 7 the Sniper says his right arm was paining him like one-thousand devils. The writer is telling the reader the pain was so bad it was not only worse then one devil, but worse then 1,000 devils! Metaphor: On page 9 it says: The sweat stood out in beads on his forehead. This is comparing the sweat to beads. Imagery: Page 5- The June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as if approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters. The numerous details help you picture exactly what the night was like. How: The author presents an impossible situation. (The dead can not actually rise), in the form of a hyperbole, to express the intesity felt by the protagonist after dropping his weapon. What- "The Sniper thought the noise would wake the dead." This is said after Sniper gets shot and drops his weapon, producing a loud clattering noise. So What- After dropping his weapon the Sniper can no longer hold his weapon of choice and is forced to fire using his revolver. Meaning he has lost his primary method of attack and, in order to fight the enemies has to give up the safe advantages of firing from a distance, resulting in the Sniper being forced to use creative means of attack and confusing his enemies. What: Situational Irony is used in the Exposition as well as
many other forms throughout the reading.
How: By reaviling to the reader a shocking fact that the Sniper killed his own brother.
So What: Instead of just killing off anther soldier on the opposing side he has killed an imediate family member. Therefore, he has to deal with that mind boggling conflict for the rest of his life. Character Description Direct Characterization- page 5- His face was the face of a student, thin, and ascetic, but his eyes had the cloud gleam of the fanatic. They were deep and thoughtful. The eyes of a man used to looking at death. Indirect Charcaterization- Courageous and determined because he sums up the courage to shoot the enemy. He is also determined because he shoots his enemy with an injured arm and his secondary weapon. Another example would be when he takes a smoke even though he is risking being shot at. This classifies him as a risk-taker. Theme War splits families apart. Why do we think this? It says before the Sniper goes to idenify his enemy that , in simpler terms, families, friends, and other iffilates could end up on different sides. Point of View Through the Sniper's perspective. The Sniper's look-a-like Thanks for Watching
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