The Snipe        Just Lather, That's all

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The Snipe        Just Lather, That's all by Mind Map: The Snipe        Just Lather, That's all

1. CONFLICTS

1.1. People VS. Themselves

1.1.1. This happens when the Sniper tried to risk a smoke, kill the man in the armored car and decided to take a look at the other sniper that he just killed.

1.1.1.1. "He paused for a moment, considering whether he should risk a smoke. It was dangerous. The flash might be seen in the darkness, and there were enemies watching."

1.1.1.2. "He wanted to fire, but he knew it was useless. His bullets would never pierce the steel that covered the gray monster."

1.1.1.3. "He wondered did he know him. Perhaps he had been in his own company before the split in the army. He decided to risk going over to have a look at him."

1.2. People VS. People

1.2.1. The struggle between the sniper and his enemies. Mainly between the two snipers.

1.2.1.1. "The sniper raised his rifle and fired. The head fell heavily on the turret wall. The woman darted toward the side street. The sniper fired again. The woman whirled round and fell with a shriek into the gutter. Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse."

2. LITERARY DEVICES

2.1. Foreshadowing

2.1.1. "He paused for a moment, considering whether he should risk a smoke. It was dangerous. The flash might be seen in the darkness, and there were enemies watching."

2.1.1.1. This fore shadows that the sniper would get injured for smoking.

2.2. Personification

2.2.1. "Almost immediately, a bullet flattened itself against the parapet of the roof."

2.2.2. "The sniper could hear the dull panting of the motor"

2.2.3. "A paroxysm of pain swept through him"

2.3. Irony

2.3.1. "Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face."

2.3.1.1. The sniper has never thought that the one he killed could be his brother. It definitely gives a dramatically ending and calls for reader's thoughts.

3. THEME

3.1. Superficial

3.1.1. The one you killed in the war may be your brother.

3.2. Deep

3.2.1. In a civil war, brother is pitted against brother, there are no winners, regardless of who kills more people or takes more land.

4. CHARACTERS

4.1. Sniper

4.1.1. good skill, hardhearted, he functions efficiently and automatically, enjoy taking risks

4.1.1.1. "his eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic. They were deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death."

4.1.1.2. "He decided to take the risk."

4.1.1.3. "He decided to risk going over to have a look at him."

4.2. Sniper's brother (the other Sniper)

4.2.1. good skill, similar with the sniper, decisive

4.2.1.1. He appears to have the advantage after shooting and injuring the Sniper.

4.3. man in the armored car

4.3.1. stupid, lack of sense in the war

4.3.1.1. the armored car is strong enough to avoid the fire, he still opened it to talk to the old woman

4.4. the old woman

4.4.1. a informer

4.4.1.1. The old woman points out the sniper’s location on the rooftop to the soldier in the turret.

5. PLOT

5.1. First shoot

5.1.1. the sniper took the risk to smoke and revealed his position

5.2. Second shoot

5.2.1. he was shot by the other sniper on the right arm after trying to shoot the man in armored car and the informer.

5.3. Trick

5.3.1. He let the other sniper believed that he already dead and shot the other sniper successfully.

5.4. Surprising result

5.4.1. He took the risk to take a look at the dead sniper but find  out that that's his brother.

6. TIMELINE

6.1. Back story

6.1.1. the Irish civil war

6.2. Main story

6.2.1. the sniper took risk smoke

6.2.2. shoot by the enemy sniper

6.2.3. the sniper shoot the man in truck and the old woman

6.2.4. shoot by the enemy sniper on the right arm

6.2.5. play a trick to let the enemy sniper believes that he already dead.

6.2.6. successfully killed the other sniper

6.3. Not shown

6.3.1. emotions after figuring out that the other sniper he killed was his brother

7. SETTING

7.1. the long June twilight

7.1.1. complicate the plot

7.1.1.1. the sniper revealed his location to the enemy sniper

7.1.2. develop the protagonist's character

7.1.2.1. deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.

7.2. civil war

7.2.1. O’Flaherty wrote the story after having been a soldier in the Irish Republican Army in 1922 during the Battle of Dublin in which he fought against the English Provisional forces while they attacked the IRA-held Four Courts building.

7.2.1.1. he write down in "The Sniper" the essence of the insight he learned about civil war.

7.3. the bridge

7.3.1. symbol of the comflicts that are going to happen

8. TIMELINE

8.1. Back story

8.1.1. the civil war

8.2. Main story

8.2.1. The Captain is cruel to lives

8.2.2. the barber wants to kill the Captain

8.2.3. He still want to take challenge to do his work well

8.2.4. Considering about the result of killing

8.3. Not shown

8.3.1. the struggle in the Captain Torres's mind

9. PLOT

9.1. the cruel murder

9.1.1. Captain Torres comes into the barbershop, asking for a shave. He's a violent man who has often made a show of rounding up and killing rebels.

9.2. struggles

9.2.1. The Barber want to kill the Captain Torres but also want to be professional on his work.

9.3. consider the results

9.3.1. Trying to think about the influence it may causes after murdering and the meaning of that.

9.4. Surprising ending

9.4.1. The  Captain knows his identity and the barber fails to kill the Captain.

10. CHARACTERS

10.1. the Barber

10.1.1. professional to his work, handling of his clients, respect life

10.1.1.1. He strops the blade with his leather strap several times to assure a close, clean shave.

10.1.1.2. worried about the influence after killing the Captain Torres.

10.1.1.3. He has the chance to kill the captain, and he does not.

10.2. Captain Torres

10.2.1. serious about the professions, confident, obey the other to be cruel to enemies

10.2.1.1. spent four days hunting down rebels

10.2.1.2. risk to come to the barber shop to do the shave knowing that someone may kill him

11. LITERARY DEVICES

11.1. Imagery

11.1.1. "Out of his neck a gush of blood would spout onto the sheet, on the chair, on my hands, on the floor. I would have to close the door. And the blood would keep inching along the floor, warm, ineradicable, uncontainable, until it reached the street, like a little scarlet stream."

11.1.1.1. The barber was trying to consider the bad influence after killing the captain.

11.2. Simile

11.2.1. "The skin would give way like silk, like rubber, like the strop."

11.3. Rhetorical question

11.3.1. "And he deserves it. Does he? No! What the devil!"

11.3.1.1. The barber realized that no one enjoys murdering. The captain did not deserve that, he was just obeying the rule.

12. THEME

12.1. Superfical

12.1.1. Murder is not easy and no one deserves it.

12.2. Deep

12.2.1. Revenge will never end once it begins

12.2.1.1. "Others come along and still others, and the first ones kill the second ones and they the next ones and it goes on like this until everything is a sea of blood."

13. CONFLICTS

13.1. People VS. Themselves

13.1.1. the barber was struggling with whether or not he should murder the Captain Torres.

13.1.1.1. "I wouldn't give him time to complain and since he has his eyes closed he wouldn't see the glistening knife blade or my glistening eyes. But I'm trembling like a real murderer. Out of his neck a gush of blood would spout onto the sheet, on the chair, on my hands, on the floor."

13.1.1.2. "I would have to close the door. And the blood would keep inching along the floor, warm, ineradicable, uncontainable, until it reached the street, like a little scarlet stream. I'm sure that one solid stroke, one deep incision, would prevent any pain. He wouldn't suffer."

13.2. People VS. People

13.2.1. the struggle between the rebel forces and Captain Torres.

13.2.1.1. "We had to go pretty deep into the woods to find them. But we'll get even. Not one of them comes out of this alive."

14. SETTING

14.1. a barber shop

14.1.1. The protagonist is the barber who is about to give a shave to the antagonist, who is a known killer and leader of the group fighting in their town.

15. all killed by the sniper

16. These all show that the cruelty of the war and also set a tight atmosphere

17. Exposition + Rising action

18. Climax

19. Falling + Resolution

20. Exposition + Rising action

21. Climax

22. Falling + Resolution