This gave rise to some controversy. Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse. The enemy on the opposite roof coverd his escape. The machine gun stops. The woman tries to run away, but the sniper fires at her and falls into the gutter, screaming.
His heart beat faster. He bent the arm below the wound. The Republican sniper is also a quick thinker. It was this difference which led to bloodshed among families. His bullets would never pierce the steel that covered the gray monster. Summary[ edit ] There is heavy fighting taking place in Dublin, Ireland.
A machine gun tore up the ground around him with a hail of bullets, but he escaped. He decided to take the risk. Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse.
He had been too excited to eat. Why the enemy soldier stands up is a question to consider: Not at least till the end of the story when we discover that a brother has killed a brother.
Killing the enemy and winning the war even though the men they were killing were at times brothers. The woman whirled round and fell with a shriek into the gutter.
Kelly, at least two of the 18, Daoine Bochta and An Fiach, both written inwere originally written in Irish. He finished the sandwich, and, taking a flask of whiskey from his pocket, he took a short drought.
The enemy sniper reels over the parapet in his death agony, then falls to the earth. Perhaps he had been in his own company before the split in the army. He looked at the smoking revolver in his hand, and with an oath he hurled it to the roof at his feet.
There was a small hole where the bullet had entered. His heart beat faster. Later years[ edit ] His last novel was published inand his last published short story was Which suggests or highlights the intensity of the Irish Civil War.
A shot rings out and the cap falls to the earth far below.
Active Themes Suddenly, looking at his dead enemy, the sniper has a change of heart. He has been hit in his right arm, in which he has lost all feeling.
He tied the ends with his teeth. Luring him into a false sense of security.
He was almost deafened with the report and his arm shook with the recoil. He stooped to pick the rifle up. The head fell heavily on the turret wall."The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty The two main characters in this short story would be the two snipers who are sneakily battling against each other during the Irish Civil war on a late June night in Dubland, Ireland.
This Web site is dedicated to the wonderful world of the short story and to all who enjoy reading shorts stories as I do. I will try to add a few short stories every month. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty () The sniper looked at his enemy falling and he shuddered.
The lust of battle died in him. Liam O'Flaherty (Irish: Liam Ó Flaithearta; 28 August – 7 September ) was an Irish novelist and short story writer and a major figure in the Irish literary renaissance. He was a founding member of the Communist Party of Ireland.
The Sniper () is a very popular short story set during the Battle of Dublin, a series of street fights that occurred between June 28th and July 5th,which marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War.
It was published in a. It looks like you've lost connection to our server. Please check your internet connection or reload this page. In the story."The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, the lesson can also be described as theme.
As the story takes place in during the Irish civil .Download