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  • Peyton's Dreamed Escape
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    "What Just Happened" Literature is black text on white paper, however it is not simply black and white, but rather complexly colorful. It serves as a medium for escape and adventure. Readers have the privilege of omniscience into the lives of characters who are the antithesis of themselves, as well as character's whom the reader feels a deep connection with. Because it is not black and white, there is no single correct interpretation of a given work. A piece of literature lives a different life ...
  • End The Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
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    Ambrose Bierce The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is an incredible powerful and suspense story; told of all fears of a young father coming to light as his life swings in and out of reality. Ambrose Bierce writes this story during the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth century. During this time period the two writing styles of romanticism, and realism were coming together. This melding of styles was a result of the romantic period of writing and art coming to an end, just at realism was beginnin...
  • End Of The Story
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    'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' is one of the most widely anthologized American short stories and is considered Ambrose Bierce's best work of short fiction. First published in Bierce's short story collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians in 1891, the story centers on Peyton Farquhar, a southern planter who, while not a Confederate Soldier, is about to be hanged by the Union Army for attempting to destroy the railroad bridge at Owl Creek. As Farquhar stands on the bridge with a noose around...
  • Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
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    "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", by Ambrose Bierce, is the story of the hanging of a Civil War era Southern gentleman by the name of Peyton Farquhar. The story begins with an unidentified man being prepared to be hanged by a company of Union soldiers on a railroad bridge that runs over a river. He is then identified as Peyton Farquhar, a man who attempted to destroy the very bridge they are standing on based on information he was given by a Federal scout p...
  • Architectural Design Of Modern Homes
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    This four page essay examines the differing design paradigms of the modern American and British home. From the sparseness of the British conservative house to the amenity rich retreat of comfortable American living, the essay examines the differing amenities in the similar architectural designs. It is explained in the essay that although the look of the homes are similar the materials used in construction and decorating are very different; as a result of different economic availabilities. In con...
  • Owl Creek Bridge
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    "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge' Essay", An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge' Ambrose Bierce's short story transpires in Northern Alabama at Owl Creeks Bridge. This bridge is used for railroads to crossover the river unearthed below. The scenery as describes in the story is a forested area on a bright sunny day and carries over night until the next mourning. This time frame is in the eyes of the main character, Peyton Farquhar, but in actuality the events in the story occurs in less than a day,...
  • Point On The Written And Film Versions
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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and left the war to live with one of his brothers in San Francisco. There he began his career as ...

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