What do the guns symbolize in 'The Sniper' and what is a quote that shows their symbolism?

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What do the guns symbolize in 'The Sniper,' and what is a quote that shows their symbolism?

'The Sniper':

In Liam O'Flaherty's short story 'The Sniper,' the author explores several themes related to the effects of war. The story is sparse in nature, focusing on the experiences of an unnamed sniper.

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In 'The Sniper,' the guns symbolize the anonymous nature of the men who fight and how they are depersonalized through the experiences of war. Two...

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