Experiences of Illusions in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, a Short Story by Ambrose Bierce

A Real Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge? Sometimes reality is not as true as originally thought. Dreams, imaginings and illusions can look quite real. They are not always real though, and can be deceiving. The short story named “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce is a familiar example of an illusion. The … Read more

Effects of Realism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “The Yellow Wallpaper”

There are several examples of the way vision establishes elements of realism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “The Yellow Wallpaper.” There is a literal vision that pertains to the senses of readers, which is created through the use of vivid details made by both authors. This can be seen when Bierce uses … Read more