September 10, 2004


The Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge, was a very interesting piece. It was very descriptive, but the descriptions helped the story along. The bridge was a unique word for me to find in this story because I chose to look at it as a connection. This connection was between the main character, Peyton Farquhar's, life and his death. Also the connection between the extremely short period before he died, and his entire life. The bridge connected him to another lifestyle, or elaborated on his lifestyle. Ambrose Bierce used this connection to show what Farquhar was like in life, or what he wished he was like. I was so intrigued in this story that I couldn't put it down until I was finished. But I was too intrigued in the adventure to really grasp the concept of it being all a dream. Which made me angry when I was finished, because I was pulling for Peyton to make it home. I think that Bierce used a unique writing style in keeping the audience captivated until he was ready for the story to end, I liked this short story, and would reread it to figure out why I was so intrigued, and catch the points that show it is not reality.

Posted by ZacharyHarvey at September 10, 2004 05:49 AM

Wow! I totally did not see of this bridge as a symbol at all. Now you have put it into perspective for me. This bridge could relate to anyone. I am not sure if this was Bierce's intention or not, but if so he could've made it a covered bridge. This could represent the afterlife. We all know we are going to die at soome point, but noone really knows for sure what is going to happen to us. It is all on the other side of the covered bridge!

Posted by: JenniferHaun at October 11, 2004 05:54 PM
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