“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, to me was about a man swindled into being killed. Before you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. But for this man, it was not his life, but what could’ve happened instead of him dying being played out in his mind. Peyton Farquhar was a slave owner from Alabama that highly supported the south.
The story started out with Farquhar standing on the edge of the bridge all tied up 20 or so feet above the swift moving river. There were soldiers posted all around so he could not run away even if he did end up getting free and running for it. You no idea of what was going on and, you could tell that the situation was very serious. Farquhar’s eyes were not blind folded so he could see everything that was going on. His main focus was the water, and the driftwood floating down stream. At this point he was already thinking of ways to escape his death that was very near.
Then shortly after you find out how Farquhar got him self into the trouble. A solider dressed in gray came to his house asking for water and since he was strongly for the south his wife was more than happy to give the solider a drink. So while she was getting the drink, Farquhar sat down to talk
to the man. The soldier told him about how the union were going to use the railroad and, getting ready to make a move. So he asked the solider if he destroyed the bridge if it would indeed stop the on coming union or at least slow them down enough f...
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