an occurence at the 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 …

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…story because as a reader you tend to believe that Peyton’s escape was really happening, when in reality it never occurred at all. This overall view of the story shows it to be quite realistic, while most of it was merely Peyton’s dream shortly before he died. But in the end “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” proved to incorporate elements of realism, as Peyton's death could have (and probably would have) happened.