1. What behavior does the sniper exhibit after being wounded? Why might he act this way? Provide textual evidence to support your claim.
The Sniper exhibits courage of getting back up after being wounded. I think he acted this way because he didn't want to give up with out trying. I know this because in the story it stated "...He layer still against the parapet, and closing his eyes he made an effort of will to overcome the pain." Which proves he's trying his best to ignore the pain.
2. What is the sniper's reaction to the death of his enemy? Does this change your view of him and his situation? Provide textual evidence.
What I believe the snipers reaction was a bit surprised and maybe even upset. In the it stated "Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face ." By the looks of it, it seemed that when he turned over the dead body he wasn't expecting it to be his brother and was surprised. The Sniper was probably upset because he never expected to have to kill his brother.
3. How would you state the theme of this story; in other words, what is the point this writer is making about the war, especially civil war, and what it can do to human beings? How do the resolutions of the story's conflicts reveal the theme? Provide textual evidence to support your claim.
I would state the theme of this story as the consequences of the Civil War and putting you in a position of risk and willingly to killing one of your family member. The way this theme goes with the story is because the Snipe was sent to kill someone or an enemy to be precise. In the war people are sent from a different country to kill the enemy.As stated in the story "The sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brothers face." Did the sniper know his enemy, of course not but of course he would of never thought it would be someone related to him. Just like in the war you never know who your enemy is and when you do find out it could be to late.
"The Sniper": How does "The Sniper" explore the idea of human nature? To what extent does the author portray human beings as good or evil? Cite textual evidence to support your claim.
"The Sniper" explores the idea of human nature being evil. I think this because it's not a very good thing to kill people especially when its family. In the story it states "The sniper darted across the street... turned over the dead body and looked into his brothers face." Its not right to sent somewhere to kill someone especially when you don't know who that person is. This is the reason why "The Sniper" expresses the idea of human beings as evil.