An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Questions and Answers
by Ambrose Bierce

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In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," what broad statement about life or the human experience does the story suggest?

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One could say that "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge " deals with the damaging effects of war on the human mind. Ordinarily, Peyton Farquhar would be living a normal, peaceful life with his wife on their plantation. But the Civil War has turned him into a partisan for the South. In turn, this had led him to take the almost insane risk of trying to burn down a bridge in order...

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