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Every person wants a second chance to do something right In one of his short stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce reveals the need to focus on family because second chances seldom come In this story the point of view lets the reader comprehend a hanging victims thoughts imagery lets the reader endure what the character is suffering and foreshadowing lets the reader know the plot in advance What is point of view Point of view is the voice of the story There are different kinds of point of view Third person omniscient point of view is when the narrator has all knowledge of what is going on in the characters heads and full knowledge of what is happening to them The reader knows An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is third person when it seems like another person is describing the setting of the bridge in the first part of the story The reader can tell that this story is told in third person omniscient because the reader knows what Peyton Farquhar is thinking as he is waiting to be hung When he becomes aware of the river a piece of dancing driftwood caught his attention and he noticed how slowly it appeared to move From this the reader knows that Farquhar was feeling anxious The point of view changes throughout the story In the second part of the story the point of view turns into third person limited all of a sudden Third person limited means that the narrator is an observer and only knows what is going on by what others are saying The reader can tell that the point of view changed in the second part of the story because it has a lot more dialogue and descriptions rather than thoughts and speculations For example the second part of the story has the scout and Farquhar talking to each other about the bridge It also describes the scout
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