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Throughout all of our lives we experience different situations and events but sometimes these events take a different turn then the intended In Indian Camp and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ernest Hemmingway and Ambrose Bierce bring the reader face to face with different situations that go sour As he is about to clasp her he feels a stunning blow upon the back of the neck a blinding white light blazes all about him with a sound like the shock of a cannon--then all is darkness and silence In the beginning Uncle George Nick and his Father embark upon a journey so that the doctor can deliver a baby The journey they take to reach the lady is long and seemingly endless They must travel across the river and through the forest overcoming any obstacles and blinded by nightfall This journey seems much like the journey one takes after birth commonly referred to as the journey of life Once they arrive at the Indians house Nicks father delivers the baby and then finds the father of the baby dead It could not be any more of an unexpected event Through this happy yet tragic chain of events the true message of our own mortality is exposed Life gives way to death and the reverse is also true Isnt it ironic that the short fiction An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge written by the famous author in late 19 century Ambrose Bierce once again amaze us by its surprising ending No one could suspect that the main character Farquhars escape was only his dream The sudden ending illustrates a dramatic irony Bierce had total control of the readers perception He made the reader feel the deepest thoughts of Peyton Farquhar At the beginning the reader feels that Peyton died yet suddenly Bierce gives a vision of life The dream of escape seemed like reality for most of the story There
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