An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Peyton Farquhar begins the story looking down at the flowing creek below him, imagining how he might escape from the Union soldiers that are planning to execute him. His fantasy of escape depends o...
Time, it seems, is not on Farquhar's side. He's out of time when the story begins, his watch ticking down the seconds to his death. The jig, as they say, was up before it began – Farquhar's plan...