'An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge'

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The details and the ending of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" make it real. The characters are fully described from their titles to their attires. All the scenes are detailed both geographically and temporally. Moreover, the soldiers, the bridge, the ceremony, and the death of Farquhar are in perfect harmony with a hanging scene, hence, the realism of this tale. The beginning of the story raises indeed the setting of an execution scene that logically should end with a death. However, in a very subtle way, the author manages to create in the reader the hope of a happy ending. While maintaining the suspense, the author appeals to the emotion of his audience by describing Peyton Farquhar 's thoughts before his death. This excursion into the
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