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There are many similarities and differences between the two short stories The Sniper and Ambush.

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Comparative Analysis Task Short Story Unit There are many similarities and differences between the two short stories The Sniper and Ambush. Both short stories have very interesting settings that take place in different places. Ambush and The Sniper also have very similar characters but with very different outlooks and feelings. The two short stories have very intriguing but very similar themes. The settings in the short stories The Sniper and Ambush are very different but have a few similarities. One on the differences is that The Sniper takes place in Dublin, Ireland and the story Ambush is in Khe Vietnam. Another difference between the two short stories is that The Sniper takes place on a rooftop near O' Connell bridge and Ambush takes place in the bushes beside a winding path. ...read more.

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Another similarity in the setting is that both short stories take place in a war setting, the Vietnam war and the Ireland war. The characters in the two short stories have pretty equal similarities and differences. One of the big differences between the two characters is that one is a republican sniper and the other is a soldier. Another one of the differences between the two short stories is that the soldier in Ambush is scared and nervous about killing but the sniper in The Sniper is excited. " He had been too excited to eat." In the short story Ambush the soldier has a partner and in The Sniper the republican sniper is alone. ...read more.

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The Themes are different because in The Sniper it is full of action and is a man against man battle but in Ambush it is a surprise attack or an ambush. "Shortly after midnight we moved into the ambush site outside my Khe." Another part of the themes that are different is that The Sniper is a Gunfight and the Ambush is a Grenade attack. An obvious similarity is that both short stories have a war theme throughout the story. In conclusion, even though the two short stories Ambush and The Sniper are both based on wars they are actually quite different stories. The Settings in both stories are quite different and the themes of both stories are also very different. Although these two stories were very different the two protagonist shared a lot of similarities throughout the stories. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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