What is the theme in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"?

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A theme in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge " is the juxtaposition between being confined and escaping from confinement. Farquhar is a condemned man for attempting to destroy a Union stockade. Farquhar is able to escape at the last moment and makes his way back to his awaiting family, except he never quite makes it home and his consciousness pulls him back to the bridge where he is confined, awaiting death. It appears that the miraculous escape only occurred in his own mind, reflecting the human desire to be free from restraints both physically and figuratively. Interestingly enough, Farquhar, as revealed in the story, is a slave-owner who...

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