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

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Why is the limited third-person point of view appropriate for this story? Point of view refers to the vantage point from which the story is told.

Expert Answers info

pohnpei397 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write35,413 answers

starTop subjects are History, Literature, and Social Sciences

In my opinion, this is because either of the other kinds of point of view would completely ruin the story.

This story is made interesting in large part by the surprise ending.  In the story, part of what is interesting is wondering what is going to happen to Farquhar after...

(The entire section contains 154 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial