Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” pp - Rose

Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” pp. 48-55
Ambrose Bierce
Dr. Watt
Questions for Reading and Discussion
1. What happens in this story?
2. Why does the disguised federal scout suggest to Farquhar that he should burn the
3. How might one account for Farquhar’s intense sensitivity to his surroundings
during and after his escape?
4. This story employs multiple points of view: identify which POV is being used at
which points in the story.
5. At what point in the story do you get the first hint that the escape is a
hallucination? At what point are you sure?