The Sniper Compare And Contrast

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The stories “The Sniper” written by Liam O’Flaherty and “The Scarlet Ibis” written by James Hurst both show all of these qualities, war, brotherhood, and regret. These stories however, both show these qualities in different ways. I think that both stories shows those important qualities very different but yet almost the same way. Firstly, both of the stories “The Sniper” and “The Scarlet Ibis” show some type of war. However, “The Sniper” shows internal war and “The Scarlet Ibis” shows external war. For example, in “The Sniper” the sniper is at a war zone trying to shoot someone while staying alive. I know this because the story states, “A machine gun tore up the ground around him with a hail of bullets.”On the other hand, in “The Scarlet Ibis” is an internal war because he didn’t want his brother around because he was disabled. I know this because the story states, “So I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” All in all, both stories have some type of war going on. Secondly, both stories “The Sniper” and “The Scarlet Ibis” show brotherhood between the characters. However, in “The Sniper” it’s not very informative about the brotherhood between the characters. …show more content…
In “The Sniper” the sniper feels regret when he kills someone, even if he didn’t know the person. For example, the story says, “The sniper looked at his enemy falling and shuddered.” He had to kill because he was at war. On the other hand, “The Scarlet Ibis” story has the same concept. I know because the main character leaves his little brother behind in the rain and finds his lifeless body when he goes back for him. The main character immediately feels so much regret. For instance, the story states, “For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.” All in all, both stories show regret because of a life that has been