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Whos View Is It An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short story written by Ambrose Bierce to describe different point of views in literature Bierces story is set at a railroad bridge Owl Creek in northern Alabama from which Peyton Farquhar will be hanged Bierce brings this story to life by using a narrative dramatic point of view as the frame Sometimes people mistake point of view with opinions andbeliefs Point of view refers to the mode of narration the position from which details are perceived and related In The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce showed the difference between telling the story in different points of view Bierce used first person to interpret what Peyton Farquhar the main character was thinking before being hanged The opening of the story is being told in third-person point of view The speaker emphasizes on the position that Peyton Farquhar is in while at Owl Creek Bridge paragraph 1-4 The narrative position in paragraph 5 is changed Bierce centers on Farquhars thoughts through limited omniscient point of view This narration is telling the reader what Farquhar is thinking and what is happening The speaker is all-knowing of what is happening at Owl Creek Bridge Bierce used omniscient point of view to explain thoughts feelings and emotions Bierce change his writing in the second passage The second passage explains how Farquhar got to the point of being hanged This passage is the conversation of Farquhar and a Union army soldier Bierce writes this passage to show Farquhars actions and thoughts This is shown through a objective point of view Bierces third change of point of view occurred in the third passage Bierce brought to life Farquhars thoughts while being hanged An escape flashes through Farquhars mind which forms the narration of the third section Limited omniscient narration is used to tie together time and Farquhars conscious Passage three started
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