This week in class, we’re reading “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty.
In Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper,” a sniper during the Irish Civil War survives a brief conflict but suffers a terrible loss.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Death, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“How do people face death?”, “What can we learn from tragedy?”, and “How are we changed by war?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this historical fiction at home:
- What was “The Sniper” about?
- What did you learn about? About Death? About War & Peace?
- Watch The Sniper audiobook – Liam O’Flaherty at home with your child