Lying to feel Safe
After reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, I realized the whole third part was a quick dream. Also, he is denying what is eventually to come by imagining he with ease, gets out of his arm restraints and claims "What splendid effort! What magnificent, what superhuman strength!" (320). Also, I found it ironic that his position in the war was to keep slaves "bound" and he died being bound himself. Without the reader knowing he actually does die, this seems a bit hard to believe. I think the reason he paints this beautiful picture of escape was to essentially avoid the idea that he was about to die. People tend to make things up to cover up their truths, because sometimes its too painful.