Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper,” conveys the distressed images of a sniper during the civil war, on a dark June night, in Dublin, Ireland. The author’s effective use of setting, imagery and characterization suggests that war creates chaos and turns brothers into enemies. Nothing good comes out of a war, and morally nobody wins. The main character, a sniper, lies beneath the support that war not only demoralizes human beings to simple objects, but has no boundaries, and turns one brother against another. O’Flaherty best illustrates the pandemonium of a war through the climatic ending of the story.
Paragraphs 2: Topic Sentence: You friend cannot be your friend forever. Interest is a thing which is stay with you before you die. (Nature Conflict)(similar) “The Sniper”: The Republican sniper need to survive and Republican need to win, he kills his brother, although he know that after he killed. “Strike Back” Hugh Collinson who is the team member of John Potter team in 2003, they are taking a mission to rescue the hostages. John let the child who is opposite and bind with a bomb.
“In a true war story nothing is ever absolutely true” (O’Brien 78) In the chapter, “How to Tell a True War Story,” O’Brien eloquently argues that the absolute and objective truth of a story is irrelevant when compared to the visceral reaction it provokes. Most importantly for O’Brien, a war story most closely approaches truth if it disgusts, horrifies, muddles, and forces one to consider some deeper, darker element of human nature that most would prefer remain unexplored. O’Brien bolsters his rationale in his retelling of a Hollywood, romanticized story of a man jumping on a grenade to save his fellow friends: Although the second version of this story, in which the grenade kills the entire group despite the jumper’s sacrifice, quite possibly never have happened, it may “be truer than the truth” (O’Brien, 2009). Like a true war story, it induces discomfort, uncertainty and is unclear in its greater purpose or lesson. This added human element of embarrassment and distress is what makes the second story truer the first.
The Highwaymen were the scandalous criminals that patrolled the highways and traffic roads to scavenge for useful goods. “With the use of the Hydrogen Bomb, the Christian era was dead, and with it must die the tradition of the good Samaritan” (page 84). After the many atomic bombs destroyed Orlando and other major cities, the survivors went against each other and become either hostile criminals or bystanders trying yo avoid to confliction. “Some nations and some people melt in the heat of crisis and come apart like fat in the pan” (page 132). The villainous Highwaymen, drug addicts, and gangsters all came apart at the seams when their lifestyles changed for the worse.
One day this met my eye: THE LIE NAILED! -- By the sworn affidavits of Michael O'Flanagan, Esq., of the Five Points, and Mr. Kit Burns and Mr. John Allen, of Water street, it is established that Mr. Mark Twain's vile statement that the lamented grandfather of our noble standard-bearer, John T. Hoffman, was hanged for highway robbery, is a brutal and gratuitous LIE, without a single shadow of foundation in fact. It is disheartening to virtuous men to see such shameful means resorted to to achieve political success as the attacking of the dead in their graves and defiling their honored names with slander. When we think of the anguish this miserable falsehood must cause the innocent relatives and friends of the deceased, we are almost driven to incite an outraged and insulted public to summary and unlawful vengeance upon the traducer.
Wilfred Owen Speech War, in all its proposed glory and pride, is a futile slaughter of body and mind. The majority of lost souls sent to fight were much the same age as yourselves. Would you too consider it a futile waste of opportunity and capability if you were to lose your lives now? I fought aside young, innocent men, and together we searched for the ‘Dulce’ and ‘Decorum’ of war amongst the pools of blood and rotting corpses, only to discover that my service to my country was based on a great lie. A lie fuelled by propaganda which drowned the desperate amongst a green sea of choking gas.
Chapter 4 Main events Introduction of the word Conrad: One of the biggest events of this chapter is the introduction of the word Conrad. The narrator talks about the snipers and what will happen to them when they are discovered. He continues on to say “ He will utter that magical word, Conrad; then we will strike him down”. The word Conrad means friend, the Germans are in the exact same situation as them; so the word Conrad shows that they are equal and when used in battle they surrender. However, we learn that the word has no meaning to the soldiers as they would kill the sniper and any German soldier.
This alone shows how the Putch failed because obviosly if the putch was a success then they would not be in prison. The plan was to overthow the wiemar republic by force and so in 1923 Hitler and general ludenndorf believing the party was on the verge of collapse and that the police would join his rebellion marched on munich. This of course went horribly wong and hitler was imprisoned. Although the munic putch was a complete dissaster, hitler during his imprisonmet realised that maybe trying to take over by force was not a good idea and learnt that he should try to get the general publics votes instead. Imprision ment worked, in some ways ,in hitlers favour because during his trials he gave long speeches about his ideas and critizing the government.
This is nothing but a sad story of a teenage boy gone from good to bad, who leads other kids into his “revenge” against the higher class. Their mission is to destroy an innocent man’s house and their reason is because it is still standing from the Blitzkrieg of London. 7) Though each and every individual in the Wormsley Common Gang is a delinquent, the whole gang itself has qualities which can be smiled upon. The gang’s values are flipped compared to other, usual gangs. First of all, they reject personal gain, forget personal rivalries, and maintain their own justice within their gang framework.
He was not involved with any decisions regarding the Final Solution or the Holocaust, his job was to solely present them as good to the German people. He was very manipulative as a result, and so this can be seen as an evil trait. After learning of Hitler’s suicide, Goebbels planned to kill himself and his family, an evil action which he eventually carried out. | Albert Speer | March 19th 1905 | September 1st 1981 (76) | Minister of Armaments and War Production | 4 | Speer is sometimes nicknamed ‘the Nazi who said sorry’. This is because during his Nuremburg trial he accepted his guilt and responsibility for his actions.