The Sniper is about a sniper for the british army who is in a standoff with a soldier from the Irish Republican army. When he sees a woman have a long conversation with the enemy, he believes that she is an informant, and shoots her. In the crossfire, the sniper is shot in the arm. Seeing no immediate escape, he decides he needs to kill the soldier. His sniper rifle no longer worked, so he hatched a plan. He took of his had and places it in the window. When the hat was shot, he dropped his rifle to look like he was dead. When the enemy let his guard down, he shot him. He treated his wound, rested and decided he would see who he killed. It turns out it was his brother. The author of this story had a very strong moral in mind when he wrote it. The author believes that all violence is pointless, and he uses the shocking example of a man killing his own brother. I think that this is a very important lesson to learn, and the story does a excellent job of conveying it.