An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Essay | An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Summary and Review

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Summary and Review

Summary: Ambrose Bierce's choice of the omniscient rather than traditional point of view in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge makes the story more touching and personal. Interesting plot points, dynamics and complexities of the story are examined.
The short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was an incredible work of fiction. The choice to tell this story from an omniscient point of view is what made this story phenomenal. Because we are experiencing all of the emotions that the condemned man felt, we are drawn into his private world. If we had heard this from a more traditional point of view, it wouldn't have been nearly as touching or personal as it was. The way the story was told gave us the impression that we were there, floating above it, and witnessing every moment.

This story was about a man named Peyton Farquhar. He was a well-off southern planter from Alabama. We know this because his family was "old and highly-respected" and he was a slave owner (par.8). He was a family man with...

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