Presentation on theme: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"— Presentation transcript:
1An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By: Ambrose Bierce
2Farquhar is tricked by a soldier from the North Is to be hangedAs Farquhar is hanging there he has a dream that he escapes down the creekAfter he swims to safety he walks wearily to his houseAs he walks up to the house he feels a blow on the headWhat has happened?
3Peyton Farquhar = well-to-do planter from Alabama, he was a secessionist and would have done anything for the South, had the heart of a soldier but knew nothing about being oneFarquhar’s wifeThe Federal = posed as a soldier of the South but was really a soldier of the North
4Omniscient/Objective Last line page 430He wants to show the escape was fantasyPages 424 and 425 – the beginning of the story is both types of points of viewThey both set the scene and introduces the main characterPart IIObjective third person because it wants to portray Farquhar as eager to serve the Southern cause but naïve about the realities of war
5Third-person limited Page 429, column I The narrator sees hears and feels what Farquhar feels, while he is in the waterShows firing squad in a panicked wayIs it strange someone would be thinking so coherently?End of page 425Allows the reader to become personalized with Farquhar