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  • Owl Creek Bridge
    282 words
    "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is about this southern planter Peyton Farquhar being hanged by the Union Army during the Civil War for trying to burn down Owl Creek Bridge. Ambrose Bierce depicted the entire story as if the rope around Farquhar's neck breaks and that leads to Farquhar falling into the river below, and then escaping back to his farm; where he reunited with his wife. Then at the end of the story, Bierce revealed to the readers that all the events were simply Farquhar's imagina...
  • Peyton Experiences Super Natural Powers
    698 words
    In the short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce quickly drifted from realism in the beginning of the story to idealism throughout the rest of the selection. Immediately before Peyton experiences his first idealistic event, Bierce described a realistic thought on how Peyton closed his eyes and attempted to fix his final thoughts on his loved ones, his wife and children. Bierce described an idealistic observation by the main character, Peyton as he explained how he could see ...
  • Most Characteristic Of Bierce's Tales
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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio to Marcus Aurelius Bierce and Laura Sherwood Bierce. He was a "naughty" child, but, when he was not out playing devilish pranks, he would surround himself with the books of his literature-loving father. To these, he once wrote, he owed "everything". Family conditions were never comfortable and Ambrose Bierce left home at fifteen to become a printer's devil for the Northern Indianian in Warsaw. This position he forfeited at s...
  • Point Bierce
    529 words
    Born on June 24, 1842, in Meigs County, Ohio, Ambrose Gwinnett e Bierce was one of thirteen children of Marcus Aurelius and Laura Bierce. At seventeen, Bierce attended the Kentucky Military Institute and two years later he served in the Union army of the Civil War. It was in the war that Bierce discovered death, destruction, physical, and the mental anguish associated with it. All this experiences had great, lasting impact into his life that influenced his writings into powerful short stories su...
  • Bierce's Short Stories
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    "The Wickedest Man In San Francisco' Serving as a union soldier in the Civil War, Bierce learned of war's savageness, and how stupid and degrading it was. His writing style can be contributed to his war time experiences. His works are blunt, brutally realistic, and his attacks on others in the San Francisco Examiner, (American Authors 1600-1900 76) were nowhere near politically correct. Bierce's short stories "often hinge on an ironic surprising conclusion' (Contemporary Authors 48), as in one o...
  • Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge Bierce
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    Ambrose Bierce's Ise Of Flashbacks And The Ambrose Bierce's Ise Of Flashbacks And The Supernatural In His Short Stories AMBROSE BIERCE'S: USE OF FLASHBACKS AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN HIS SHORT STORIES Ambrose Bierce is known for using both flashbacks and the supernatural in his short stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and "The Death of Haplin Frayser. ' Bierce was born on June 24, 1842, in House Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio. He also disappeared in Mexico while acting as an observer of th...
  • Bierce Left San Francisco
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    Ambrose Bierce was born in Meigg's County, Ohio. He served throughout the Civil War, was brevetted major for distinguished services. After the war, he went to San Francisco, where he held editorial positions on several San Francisco weeklies. In 1872, he went to London and there for four years he continued his journalistic career. His first literary work appeared while he was abroad. He returned in 1876 to San Francisco and for nearly all of the next twenty-one years he worked for newspapers. Mr...

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