Ambrose Bierce

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  • Analysis Of An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

    Bitter Bierce Ambrose Bierce was born on June 24, 1842, on a settlement of horse cave creek, Ohio. He was the tenth out of thirteen siblings. In the following paragraphs it will explain why Ambrose Bierce became a bitter man, and was call bitter Bierce and how it all went into his writings. The first paragraph will explain how his life made him bitter and the second paragraph will talk about how his work being showing bitterness. Bierce left home when he was 15 to be a printers apprentice at the northern Indianan newspaper. Bierce also attended the Kentucky military institute. At the age of 18 Bierce enlisted in the Union army. He was in the ninth Indiana infantry. After the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce received his nick name “Bitter Bierce”…

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  • Symbolism In An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

    “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” written by Ambrose Bierce. This short story is set in the year between 1861 and 1865. This story takes place during the American Civil War and is set in Alabama. This story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar he also has a family. The story starts out with Farquhar about to be hanged by confederate soldiers at Owl Creek Bridge. In the story right before Farquhar is being hanged, the unexpected happens, and the rope breaks allowing him to escape from the…

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  • Ambrose Bierce: A Strange Writer

    Ambrose Bierce: A Strange Writer Ambrose Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 and died in the year of 1914 in Mexico. He was an American writer, poet, and journalist. His death is a mystery. The people in his time period reported that he disappeared without a trace. All investigations were proven wrong and people at that time period came up with many stories that other people found incredible and false. Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, OH. At one point, he lived in San Francisco. Bierce’s…

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  • My Last Duchess Comparison

    Bierce grew up in Meigs County, Ohio (a free state), which is approximately 30 miles away from present day West Virginia (which was part of confederate Virginia during the American Civil War); similarly, the plantation that Farquhar was working on was about 30 miles from Owl Creek Bridge, so the proximity of a Confederate sympathizer to a Union foothold needing to be rebuilt was probably something Bierce witnessed in his early years. In addition to this, the nature of the war conveyed by Bierce…

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  • Ambrose Bierce Research Paper

    Columnist, short story author, and poet Ambrose Bierce is remembered for his veracity and his acrimonious prose style. Bierce has evidently won the superlative for causing the most havoc when it came to his writing. The bad-tempered bravado of his gazette writing and his former appalling naturalistic war fiction led to him obtaining the appellations “Bitter Bierce” and “The Devil’s Topographer.” Antagonistic derision seemed to flow through Bierce’s writing, from his raging literary smites in his…

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  • Magical Realism In The Old Gringo By Carlos Fuentes

    novel, The Old Gringo, was the first novel written by an author of Mexican descent to emerge on the New York Times Bestseller List. The novel portrays the elements of magical realism through Ambrose Bierce, Tomas Arroyo, and Harriet Winslow; the novel’s main protagonists. Ambrose Bierce the “old gringo”, has one goal, to encounter Pancho Villa and die an honorable death. Historically, Ambrose Bierce was a prominent American journalist and essayist who travelled to Mexico in 1913. Throughout his…

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  • Summary Of Chickamauga By Ambrose Bierce

    The short stories “Chickamauga” written by Ambrose Bierce and “The Covenant” written by Crystal Arbogast both show the effects that post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) has on someone. The effect war has on someone is very traumatic it can mentally and physically scar a person, but what can be harder is when your a child having to deal with someone who has been through war trying to live with it. PTSD effects family, sleeping patterns, causes small bursts of spaz attacks, and detachment…

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  • In Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

    I chose to write about “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. This story caught my attention because it shows how fast a lifetime can go through the mind. Thoughts are like the speed of light. In reality, things only last for a few short seconds, but lasts for days in the mind of Peyton Farquhar. It is interesting to me how time is so much shorter in real life than it is in the mind. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is a very suspenseful short story written by Ambrose Bierce that takes…

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  • Theme Of Death In An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

    The life and death of Peyton Farquhar is portrayed in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. Through the use of compelling storytelling and vivid imagery, Ambrose Bierce takes the reader on an adventure like no other. Beginning moments before his death, Peyton Farquhar recalled his life, fantasized about escape, and unfortunately greeted death at the bitter end. The story began with Peyton Farquhar awaiting his execution. He viewed his surroundings and commented on the private…

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  • Owl Creek Bridge Suspense

    continues to build throughout most of the story, which eventually leads to death. Eventually, Farquhar makes a great escape from the major conflict, which ends abruptly while he does realize that he is imagining and escaping reality. In the story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce uses sensory details and similes to build a mood and suspense throughout the story. In the…

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