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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(4) Base Camp

You won't tear your hair out trying to understand this story, but you might spend some time pondering what exactly happens after Farquhar falls through the bridge. Does Farquhar imagine his entire escape in the space of a few seconds or minutes? Is his journey home a figment of his imagination, or does it parallel his process from life to death? Put your analyzing caps on and figure it out.

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