By using strategy, the sniper figures out a way to fool the enemy and kills him. Saving his life by taking out another, felt so bad. With guilt, and loss of lust for the war, the sniper became curious of the identity he had killed. The climax of the whole story happens at the very end when the sniper finds out he killed his own brother. Though, the story’s ending is ironic due to the sniper recognizing that the enemy killed was his brother.
Situational irony was also being used when the sniper found out the enemy he killed was really his brother. It was something he did not expect to happen and something that doesn't normally happen. "The sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brothers face" is an important quote in the story. It was said by an outside narrater. The quote relates to the conflict because by the sniper killing his own brother unknowingly shows that war really does have no
The disgust the sniper first feels is expressed when he “revolt[s] from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy.” (2) The tone of the sentence depicts the hatred the sniper first feels against the acts of war. O’Flaherty creates a dark, gory atmosphere with the description of the fallen enemy sniper to parallel the dark emotions the sniper feels himself. The author continues with dark tone to describe the inner thoughts of the sniper “cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.” (2) This pessimistic tone choice is used to have the reader understand the self-hatred the sniper feels for his sinful acts. The sniper comes to the realization of his morals, looking “at the smoking revolver in his hand and with an oath he hurl[s] it to the roof.” (2) The author’s serious tone emphasizes the serious commitment the sniper has to make a change in his life. Over the course of a simple passage, the sniper through O’Flaherty’s tone is able to have his thoughts about war
The narrator in “Tell-Tale Heart” lost his composure after he murdered the old man, in contrast to when Rainsford murdered General Zaroff. After the narrator murders the old man and visitors come to the house, he still hears the heart of the old man beating. As he talks to the visitors, it seems to him that the heart beat gets louder and louder to the point where he loses self-control and admits to the deed. However, after Rainsford wins the most dangerous game he clearly keeps his serenity. Instead of showing any guilt, Rainsford actually seems to be more at peace after he pulls the trigger.
False assumptions and lack of proof have led to horrific death of the innocent. The craving for revenge has always been a strong motive. In the short story “Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe exposes the reader to the dark emotions of revenge through his use of diction, imagery, and plot in the story. Edgar Allan Poe used diction to present the reader with a broader view of revenge and clues on why Montresor wanted his revenge against Fortunato. Poe uses a grand choice of diction throughout the entire story, but there are some main points that need to be observed with a closer perspective to perhaps reveal and understand a deeper meaning.
The hermit hut sub plot is a great way to define good and evil. The hermit was said to have killed his wife and son, many people read what he did and said he was a murderer. When Ellie, Fi etc. found the notes in the hermits hut they realised that the hermit was not actually a murderer but he was a hero. He killed his wife and son to save them from having a horrible death from beings severely burnt.
Charles Yale Harrison’s novel Generals Die in Bed strips away the misconception that war and is glorious and in doing so strongly conveys to the reader the horrible reality that was the First World War Harrison emphasises the harshness of this reality through the constant bombardment of gruesome and desensitising events experienced by the Narrator. The dramatic degree of different between the fictional views held by the public and the truth is highlighted by the contrast of the soldier’s experiences and society’s false impressions. Furthermore the novel shows war for what it truly is, a dominant force with the power to consume, transform and scar all that stands in it’s way. Through GDIB the reader is given a raw and truthful depiction of the
In “Fly Away Peter” Malouf constructs characters to show how war affects people. He juxtaposes the violence of war against the calm sanctuary like, home of Jim. Malouf creates powerful scenes which convey how soldiers dealt with the tragedy of the slaughter of fallen comrades and which reveal the fear within each
This unspecified and detached account of this action and the death in general, shows the way in which the members of the platoon deal with the complexity of the war experience. So much so that O’Brien is able to turn the story of Curt Lemon to a love story. Many go into a war story expecting to hear about triumph, pride, courage, and sacrifice. However, O’Brien claims that a true war story will shatter all previous expectations of a war story and instead be about evil and more obscene things. O’Brien says, “A true war
In the play 'Macbeth' William Shakespeare is able to make the audience sympathise with the main character even though he committed terrible deeds. In the play a brave warrior is tempted by his wife and the witches to kill the reigning King. After committing murder he takes place as King, which makes him feel guilty. As the play goes on he realises his mistakes but ignores them. He ends up killing many innocent people and comes across as an 'evil butcher', but is eventually slain by Macduff.