What makes Ambrose Bierce a realist Author "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" can be considered a work of realism for two reasons. The first is Bierce's utilization of his own military background giving this story a sense of realism. Bierce also conveys his pessimism after leading the reader to believe otherwise. This story provides social critique of the south during the Civil War.
Bierce goes to great lengths to describe the opening sequence in
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appreciation, Peyton is willing to leave his family and risk his life to do something to help the South. It is this blind loyalty, which causes him to lose sight of what is really important, his family. The illusion of his escape from execution finally made him realize that he wanted nothing else than to be with his family. Unfortunately, Bierces cynical style of writing only lets him find out when itís too late.