Saturday, November 9, 2019
Compare and Contrast Essay Essay
Placing a cigarette between his lips, he struck a match, inhaled smoke, and hurriedly put out the light. Almost immediately a bullet flattened itself against the parapet of the roof. This scene is from Ã¢â¬Å"The Sniper,Ã¢â¬ a story that is suspenseful throughout. Another story that is suspenseful throughout is Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous Games.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous GamesÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"The SniperÃ¢â¬ have many similarities and much differences such as the authors of the stories who are from different parts of the world, but write using a similar setting, plot, theme, and characters that overcome adversity. Richard Connell, the author of Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous Games,Ã¢â¬ and Liam OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty, the author of Ã¢â¬Å"The Sniper,Ã¢â¬ have many similarities and many differences, such as where they were born, when they started writing and what they wrote. Liam OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty was born on one of the Aran Islands in 1896; on the other hand Richard Connell w as born in 1893. Both of them were born in the 1890Ã¢â¬â¢s. Richard Connell started to write when he was 10 years old. To contrast, OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty wrote his first novel in 1923 so when he was 27. OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty had originally planned on being a Roman Catholic priest. Unlike OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty, Connell started to write when he was a child. Richard Connell is American; OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty is an Irish author. The authors might be from different parts of the world, but they have many similarities. There are many differences and similarities between Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous GamesÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"The Sniper,Ã¢â¬ such as the setting, the plot, and the theme. Richard Connell and Liam OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty both write about the consequences of killing people. Some differences in the theme are that OÃ¢â¬â¢Flaherty presents the character as a fanatic which ends up getting someone he loves killed. On the other hand, Richard Connell presents a character with wicked uncanny thoughts of killing humans as a game, with the theme of killing others which eventually gets you killed. The setting in Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous GamesÃ¢â¬ is on a remote island. In contrast, Ã¢â¬Å"The SniperÃ¢â¬ takes place in the city of Dublin, Ireland. They both take place in the 20th century, and both take place outdoors. Both plots have suspense throughout the whole story. Ã¢â¬Å"Zarroff,Ã¢â¬ a main character o f Ã¢â¬Å"The Most Dangerous Games,Ã¢â¬ and the Ã¢â¬Å"sniperÃ¢â¬ of Ã¢â¬Å"The SniperÃ¢â¬ have many similarities and many differences, such as their war history, and why and how they killed. Zarroff is Russian and fought in the Russian Revolution.