The Sniper

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The Brother Symbol Analysis

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When the Republican sniper turns over the body of the enemy sniper, he “looked into his brother’s face.” We may read this both as a literal fact—the sniper has killed his brother—but also as a symbolic representation of what happens in a civil war: the dead “brother” is both a part of the sniper’s nuclear family as well as his national family.
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The Brother Symbol Timeline in The Sniper

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Brother appears in The Sniper. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...escaped immediate danger, “then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” (full context)