What is the theme of The Sniper?
The theme of “The Sniper” is that war dehumanizes the enemy. In the story, the Republican sniper is under attack from an enemy sniper.
“The Sniper” is a short story by Irish writer Liam O’Flaherty. Set during the Irish Civil War, the story follows a Republican soldier in a battle of wits with an enemy sniper, and has a surprising end.