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Nelson J. Pagan López Mrs. Abreu  9-o 26/10/09
<ul><li>It was  the River Liffey and its estuary which drew the first settlers to  </li></ul><ul><li>build the  communitie...
<ul><li>1922  Civil War of Ireland  </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Civil War between north and south  </li></ul>
<ul><li>A republican sniper. He had a face of a student, thin, eyes of a cold </li></ul><ul><li>fanatic and the eyes of a ...
<ul><li>Old women: Her head was coverd by a tattered shawl. </li></ul><ul><li>Sinper of the free staters  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>A sniper is on a roof top in a warm night of June. Near O’ Connell  </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge. Here and there  thro...
<ul><li>When the sniper reached the street he felt the curiosity as to the  </li></ul><ul><li>identity of the enemy sniper...
<ul><li>I enjoyed this short story because it was simple and easy to read. But </li></ul><ul><li>the last part of the stor...
<ul><li>-What was the republican sniper’s plan to escape from the free staters  </li></ul><ul><li>sniper? </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Irish Renaissance  </li></ul>
<ul><li>(August 28, 1896- September 7, 1984)  was a significant Irish novelist </li></ul><ul><li>and short story writer an...
<ul><li>-  breastwork : Atemporary fortification . </li></ul><ul><li>-  parapet : Is a wall-like barrier at the edge of a ...
 
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The Sniper

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The Sniper

  1. 1. Nelson J. Pagan López Mrs. Abreu 9-o 26/10/09
  2. 2. <ul><li>It was the River Liffey and its estuary which drew the first settlers to </li></ul><ul><li>build the communities which became Dublin in Ireland. Night in </li></ul><ul><li>June. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>1922 Civil War of Ireland </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Civil War between north and south </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A republican sniper. He had a face of a student, thin, eyes of a cold </li></ul><ul><li>fanatic and the eyes of a man who was used to looking at death. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Old women: Her head was coverd by a tattered shawl. </li></ul><ul><li>Sinper of the free staters </li></ul><ul><li>- The enemy in the gray monster </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>A sniper is on a roof top in a warm night of June. Near O’ Connell </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge. Here and there through the city machine guns and rifles broke </li></ul><ul><li>the silence of the night. </li></ul><ul><li>He knew his enemies were close and that any wrong movement could </li></ul><ul><li>cause him life. </li></ul><ul><li>As he was waiting for the right moment to get his enemies he </li></ul><ul><li>his enemies he has an encounter with an enemy car and an informer. </li></ul><ul><li>The sniper raised his rifle and fired and kill then. But the sniper on the </li></ul><ul><li>other rooftop shot rang out and got him on his forearm. The sniper lay </li></ul><ul><li>still for a long time nursing his wounded arm and planning his </li></ul><ul><li>escape . Taking off his cap he placed it over the muzzle of his rifle, he </li></ul><ul><li>fooled his enemy to belive he had killed him and watched the </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity and killed the Free Stater sniper he watched as he fell and </li></ul><ul><li>decided to go down and look for his company commander. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>When the sniper reached the street he felt the curiosity as to the </li></ul><ul><li>identity of the enemy sniper he had killed. </li></ul><ul><li>The sniper went across the street. A machine gun tore up the ground </li></ul><ul><li>around him but he escaped. </li></ul><ul><li>But he would receive the most horrible moment of any war as he </li></ul><ul><li>turned over the dead body he looked into his brother’s face. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>I enjoyed this short story because it was simple and easy to read. But </li></ul><ul><li>the last part of the story had a great impact . It’s a reflection of life </li></ul><ul><li>before and life today. The war always has consequences that mark </li></ul><ul><li>the lives of people. War is the same: men against men always. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>-What was the republican sniper’s plan to escape from the free staters </li></ul><ul><li>sniper? </li></ul><ul><li>-When the sniper reached the street level he felt the curiosity to </li></ul><ul><li>identify what? </li></ul><ul><li>- What happened when he turned over the dead body? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Irish Renaissance </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>(August 28, 1896- September 7, 1984) was a significant Irish novelist </li></ul><ul><li>and short story writer and major figure in the Irish Renaissance. </li></ul><ul><li>Liam was born in the remote village of Gort Capall. Like many people </li></ul><ul><li>in Ireland at the time, Liam was also born into poverty. Growing up, </li></ul><ul><li>Liam spoke the Irish language. However, he was not encouraged to </li></ul><ul><li>do so by members of his family. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>- breastwork : Atemporary fortification . </li></ul><ul><li>- parapet : Is a wall-like barrier at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony . </li></ul><ul><li>- fleecy : Covered with, made of, or resembling fleecy. </li></ul><ul><li>- lodged : To establish or settle in a place. </li></ul><ul><li>- wound : An injury to the body that typically involves laceration or </li></ul><ul><li>breaking of a membrane. </li></ul><ul><li>- paroxysm : A sudden violent emotion or action. </li></ul><ul><li>- gutter : A trough used to catch and carry rainwater. </li></ul><ul><li>- turret : A little tower; an ornamental structure at an angle of a larger structure. </li></ul><ul><li>- muzzle : The discharging end of a weapon. </li></ul>

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