An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge Analysis

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Introduction This essay paper compares two short stories regarding different points such as differences in characterizations and their development through the story. The short stories that has been chosen for this paper are Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. 1. About the short stories 1.1. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Written by Kate Chopin, this short story was first published by Vogue magazine in 1894. The story was published under the title, “The Dream of an hour”. It was again reprinted in 1895 under the title, “The Story of an hour”. The setting of this story is during that time period when females had limited freedom and they were bound to their male relatives (Chopin and Chopin). The title refers to an hour that passes during the period when the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard gets information that her husband is dead and the time when she finds that he is alive. When the story was first published, it generated a lot of controversy due to the subject matter (Chopin and Chopin). .1.2. Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” First published in The San Francisco Examiner during 1890, the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” or “A dead man’s dream”, was written by Ambrose Bierce. After that, the story was republished in his collection, Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. This story is narrated by the author in 3 parts (Bierce). . This setting of this story is during Civil War in
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