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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge Illusion Vs Reality Essay

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The imaginary line between Reality and Illusion In many works of literature, short stories are fictional work used to elaborate on a theme but shorter than an novel. Ambrose Bierce, an american journalist and author, wrote “ An Occurrence at Owl Creek bridge to develop meaningful themes and symbols, correspondingly Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of many novels, and of the short story “ Young Goodman Brown” pursue the same idea. Both stories illustrated many topics, such as images and symbols,analysis of a fundamental issue, diction and many more, which were commonly used, however each story had a unique topic not spoken of; Loss of innocence, good vs. evil, etc… In the intention of analyzing a fundamental key issue-Reality vs Illusion,“Realism”- which takes place in both short stories, Ambrose Bierce’s “ An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, illustrate the issue by allowing us the reader to think and picture Peyton Farquhar’s escape in our mind. “As he rose to the surface, gasping for breath, he saw that he had been a long time under water; he was perceptibly farther downstream -- nearer to…show more content…
“ "My love and my Faith," replied young Goodman Brown, "of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done 'twixt now and sunrise. What, my sweet, pretty wife, dost thou doubt me already, and we but three months married!"” (Hawthorne, 390) Hawthorne utilize Faith to represent Goodman’s christian faith as well as his own wife which he’s married to. By utilizing Faith, we get hints that his Faith will be the cause of his stubbornness and the ultimate outcome which leads to his downfall. Similarly, Bierce utilizes the Owl Creek Bridge to show a connection and transition period to similar to how he planned the bombing to getting captured during that time for
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