The Sniper Compare And Contrast Essay

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When looking at something superficially, one can come to the false conclusion that despite small differences many individuals are the same, however, commonly when one really gets to know someone they find that there really are never two individuals alike. “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “Lather and Nothing else” by Hernando Tellez are two very different stories in most aspects ranging from plot to setting, however, through comparing the main characters in both stories we are able to find a few similarities. When analyzing Flaherty’s character of the sniper, the first thing that comes to mind is his cleverness. In contrast to the cleverness of the sniper, Tellez’ barber is a very deep thinker who considers multiple implications of a decision before he comes to a conclusion. Despite the difference between the two main characters from the …show more content…
In the end, one can conclude that despite the shared similarities of the sniper and the barber, their differences outweigh their similarities. Individuals are often an element of the situation they are a part of and therefore it is rational to begin the analysis of the sniper and the barber by analyzing the external environments which they partake in.

The internal feelings of a person are caused by external forces such as the time period or the influences the character has surrounding him. The Sniper and the Barber both have different environments in which they are a product of, however they do have some similarities. These similarities include being aptly suited to stand for what they believe in, devotion to their job and a readiness to serve. During “The Sniper” O’Flaherty proved to us many times that the Sniper was brave and willing to fight for the Republic. “The Sniper raised his rifle and fired. The head fell heavily on the turret wall.” This statement provides the evidence