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.
The Brother Quotes in The Sniper
The The Sniper quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Brother. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the St. Martin's Press edition of The Sniper published in 1999.).
The Sniper Quotes
Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.
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.