Analysis Of An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

The 1890 story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce was composed with a structure that shows time fluidity. The story illustrated the perceived function of time as beyond reality as it slows down to the satisfaction of the delusions of protagonist, Peyton Farquhar, as he experiences a dying incident on the day of his execution. Farquhar was charged with the crime of an attempted act to destroy or sabotage the Owl Creek Bridge, and was thereafter sentenced to death by the Federal Army. Farquhar believes as he also leads the readers the same that he has escaped execution and has made his way back home. The dying protagonist’s experience was portrayed in a slow flow of time that seemed to exactly fit the many circumstances that occurred just in time for reality to come and take its place in time.
In "Owl Creek Bridge," the protagonist's narrative is realistic and reasonable and with the author’s creative imagination, the narration shifted to enable the readers to see inside Farquhar's mind. The way the mind perceived how an emotional conflict changes the way t...
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