What happens in Part 2 of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?
In Part 2 Bierce describes a complicated game of incomplete knowledge that Farquhar plays with the visiting soldier. When Farquhar asks about the Owl Creek bridge, he betrays a damning lack of knowledge of his own surroundings. Farquhar’s ignorance foreshadows his doom.
What happens as he is about to embrace his wife?
As he walks toward the house, his wife steps down from the verandah to meet him. He moves to embrace her but feels a sharp blow on the back of his neck and sees a blinding white light all about him. Then silence and darkness engulf him.
What is the significance of the man’s perception of his ticking watch?
What is the significance of the man’s perception of his ticking watch? The significance of this is to show that time is slowing down and and allowing him to process what is about to happen.
How did Peyton Farquhar die?
Peyton Farquhar dies beneath the Owl Creek Bridge. He was captured and hanged for trying to sabotage and destroy the bridge so that that the Union army could not use it. But before his imagination can put him inside of his home . . . the rope snaps taught and kills Peyton beneath the Owl Creek Bridge.
What do you discover has happened to Farquhar at the end of Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?
“Peyton Farquhar was dead; his body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side beneath the timbers of the Owl Creek bridge” (6). It turns out that Peyton Farquhar was simply imagining his escape and ends up being hanged.
What point of view does the writer use in Part 3 of the story?
Bierce utilizes third person limited narration for the majority of Part Three by describing Peyton Farquhar’s thoughts and feelings as he imagines his escape.
Why does Farquhar ask so many questions about the bridge?
Farquhar asks a number of questions about the Owl Creek bridge because he sees an opportunity to help the Confederate army by sabotaging the bridge, thereby holding back the Union Army’s advance. The Federal scout posing as a Confederate soldier claims to have been near the bridge about a month before.
What does Farquhar imagine happens to him?
Farquhar hallucinates, imagines, or daydreams the entire scenario of his escape. He imagines that when the sergeant steps aside to cause him to drop and be hung, the rope breaks and he falls into the creek. He falls, loses consciousness, wakes up again with intense pain in his neck.
Who visits Peyton Farquhar in the flashback?
One day, Farquhar and his wife are visited by a Confederate “gray-clad soldier” who asks them for a glass of water. Farquhar’s wife quickly and happily obliges; in the meantime, Farquhar asks the soldier about any developments on the front.
What was Farquhar’s crime?
Farquhar is a loyal Southerner during the Civil War. He is tricked by a Union scout masquerading as a Confederate soldier into believing he could stop a Yankee advance into Southern territory by destroying the railroad bridge at Owl Creek.
What is 2rd person point of view?
What Is Second Person POV in Writing? Second person point of view uses the pronoun “you” to address the reader. This narrative voice implies that the reader is either the protagonist or a character in the story and the events are happening to them.
Why does the soldier who visited Farquhar give him such detailed information about the bridge?
The soldier was actually a northern spy. Why did the soldier who visited Farquhar give him detailed information about the bridge? He knew Peyton would go to the bridge to destroy it and would get caught.
How do the soldiers try to stop Farquhar after he drops into the water?
The soldiers shoot at Farquhar and fire a cannon at him. How do the soldiers try to stop Farquhar after he drops into the water? A___, Peyton Farquhar, is being hanged for attempted sabotage. While he is being hanged, the rope seems to break, and he seems to escape and return home to his_.
How does Farquhar feel about the life of a soldier?
How does Farquhar feel about the life of a soldier? the longer a soldier lives, the more likely he/she stands out.