An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Essay | Deception in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

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Deception in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

Summary: Essay discusses the aspect of deception in Ambrose Bierce's short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
Ambrose Bierce's short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge tells a story during the American Civil War. Peyton Farquhar, an ardent supporter of the South, would be hanged at the Owl Creek bridge by the Federal army for attempting to damage the bridge to prevent the advance of the northern troops. As the execution was carried out, Farquhar fell into a fantasy where he thought the rope broke and he was going on his way to an escape. However, after "hours of arduous journey to life"--which only amounted to a few seconds in reality--Farquhar only reached his inevitable destiny--a death with a broken neck.

Most of the readers would find the ending striking and abrupt, for they, like Farquhar himself, are nearly convinced of the success of the escape. However, viewing the story once more, I found that Ambrose Bierce...

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