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In Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper", the story deals with a strife that has divided Ireland for more than sixty years and still shows few signs of moderating. The Republican sniper in the story is young, and his youth is emphasized. However, under conditions of war, this youth is growing up fast, probably too fast. He has the look of a fanatic, and he is forced to develop the cunning of a seasoned warrior. If he fails to develop that cunning, he will not live. Survive or be killed. O’Flaherty is saying that soldiers grow up fast or not at all.
There are many themes inside this short story.
Survive or be killed
Growing up fast - One's life depends on it
Survival will get one through extreme pain
Trauma - Not only physical, but psychological
and many more.
Listen to this story, and think about how you would react in this situation.
Then think about others who have been in similar situations, and the devils they are dealing with daily.
So grab your favorite drink and listen, this podcast might just save your life.
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