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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a great example of psychological fiction The story takes place mainly in the Peyton Farquhars mind except for the few minutes in the beginning and about one second in the end of the story This story was one of the first to try the new writing style of psychological fiction It was the first to travel into the mind of the character instead if simply describing what goes on outside It shows how the person who is about to die feels like It describes emotions thoughts hopes and fears The story also has a great transition between the two types of the writing the realism which goes on in the outside world and the naturalism the unbelievable escape of Farquhar in the middle Many of the elements of the story point to the idea that story is a psychological fiction Many things foreshadow through the story that something isnt right It just cant be that simple to escape the execution The bullets always miss and even the sniper who has plenty of time to aim while Farquhar is trying to get some air doesnt hit the main character The cannons dont even come close to hitting him He just hears them Huge numbers of soldiers on the banks never try to run and find him They just shoot and miss He never gets tired and stays under water for about 10 minutes which is hardly possible Small details like descriptions of a nature and small things you never really notice make the story more fictitious as well The drops of water on the leaves and the spider webs among the trees who ever looks at those in the forest but the main character saw all the little details A lot of things in the story make it a great example of psychological fiction with a great transition between the real world and the insides of
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