An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gerald R. Barrett and Thomas L. Erskine

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
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Critical Essay by Gerald R. Barrett and Thomas L. Erskine

SOURCE: Barrett, Gerald R., and Thomas L. Erskine. “Language and Theme in ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’.” In From Fiction to Film: Ambrose Bierce's “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” pp. 69-75. Encino, Calif.: Dickenson Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.

In the following essay, Barrett and Erskine offer a stylistic and thematic analysis of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

Although “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is commonly regarded as Ambrose Bierce's best and most famous short story, its “surprise ending” is not universally admired. Seeing obvious comparisons to O. Henry's “The Furnished Room,” Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren regard the...

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