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In Part I of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, what is the symbolism behind the Union...

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climbergirl345 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM via web

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In Part I of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, what is the symbolism behind the Union scout?

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csantoro88 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted May 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM (Answer #1)

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Knowing the soldier who first visited Farquhar was a Confederate soldier, the fact that he returned wearing a Union soldier uniform indicates he gave Farquhar false information.  It establishes the reason why Farquhar is standing on Owl Creek Bridge with a noose around his neck.

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