"Sniper"and "Just Lather, That's All"

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"Sniper"and "Just Lather, That's All" by Mind Map: "Sniper"and "Just Lather, That's All"

1. Types of Conflict

1.1. Sniper

1.1.1. person vs. person

1.1.1.1. Other sniper shot him on the arm

1.1.2. Person vs. himself

1.1.2.1. the main character was facing a situation which he could choose to either kill others or being killed.

1.2. Just Lather, That's All

1.2.1. Person vs. himself

1.2.1.1. barber faces inner conflict. He is trying to decide if he should kill Captain Torres or not.

1.2.2. person vs. person

1.2.2.1. barber versus captain (they are enemies/rebels)

2. Tone

2.1. Lonely, dark, terror, tension

2.1.1. The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of Liffey.

3. characters

3.1. Sniper

3.1.1. The main character, now wounded, kills the enemy when he tricks him into exposing himself on the nearby rooftop.

3.1.2. Republican sniper

3.1.3. Enemy sniper

3.2. Just Lather, That's All

3.2.1. Captain Torres

3.2.2. barber

4. Setting

4.1. The story takes place in Dublin, Ireland

4.2. Sniper

4.2.1. in June of 1922 between sun-down and sun-up.

4.3. Just Lather, That's All

4.3.1. The setting in this story is a barbershop located in a small village in Colombia.

5. Plot

5.1. sinper

5.1.1. Exposition

5.1.1.1. Firstly, there is the obvious external conflict of war. The main character is on a rooftop looking for victims when he shot by an enemy sniper on a nearby roof

5.1.2. Rising action

5.1.2.1. Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse. The rifle clattered to the roof. The sniper thought the noise would wake the dead. He stooped to pick the rifle up. He couldn’t lift it. His forearm was dead. “I’m hit,” he muttered.

5.1.3. Climax

5.1.3.1. the sniper uses fake of die to shot the other sinper

5.1.4. Falling action

5.1.4.1. Weakened by his wound and the long summer day of fasting and watching on the roof, he revolted from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy. His teeth chattered, he began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.

5.1.5. Resolution

5.1.5.1. Finally, the main character climbs down and sees that the man he has killed is his own brother.

5.2. Just Lather, That's All

5.2.1. -the climax happens in the 5th last paragraph. The barber repeated struggling with self-doubt stopped him from killing the captain.

6. Theme

6.1. sinper

6.1.1. War reduces human beings to mere objects.

6.1.2. War knows no boundaries -age, sex, location, time of day, family ties.

6.2. Just Lather, That's All

6.2.1. Facing a moral decision.

6.2.2. murder is hard and revenge will never end once it begins.

7. Literary devides

7.1. Sniper

7.1.1. symbolism

7.1.1.1. Gun

7.1.1.1.1. Guns are symbolic of aggression and harshness. The gun can obviously symbolize the need of someone to protect oneself or another.

7.1.2. imagery

7.1.2.1. when the protagonist decides whether to risk smoking or not.

7.1.2.1.1. 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.

7.1.3. Irony

7.1.3.1. The sniper kills his own brother.

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

7.2. Just Lather, That's All

7.2.1. Foreshadowing

7.2.1.1. They told me that you'd kill me. I came to find out. But killing isn't easy. You can take my word for it.

7.2.2. Irony

7.2.2.1. He didn’t end up killing the man he hated, yet still felt good about it.

7.2.3. Metaphor

7.2.3.1. He slit his throat while he was shaving him a coward