Overview of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge the will of a person to want to live is strongest when it is the time of their death. When Peyton was asked to aid the confederates at Owl Creek Bridge, he had no fear of death and of the penalty. Until he was captured and prepared to be executed, then he realized how much he yearned to live. In his fantasy he escaped and ran for miles, barefoot, to return home to his wife. That his wife was everything to him, and he needed to see her one last time, before his death. He never truly noticed how much he wanted to live until he was about to die. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge the mind imagines possible ways to survive, even though it be no help once he was about to be executed. What we imagine and believe are not what really happens. Peyton imagined that he would escape, go into the water, free himself, and return home to his wife. Then as he was hung it showed that the rope snap and he was able to free himself in the river. Then, it shows he finally arrives home to see his wife. In reality there is no way that many coincidences will occur. His mind made him believe that he could escape and return home, without him realizing he was still captured. The written version of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge gives a better understanding of what is going on unlike the film. The written story shows the reader why he was being executed. It gives a better understanding of what is going on. In the film it only shows the viewer that Peyton is having a memory of his wife, but not now he is captured or why he is being hanged. Peytons' point of view shows more feeling and how precious life is, which is shown through the written version. In the film it only shows what is happening now and does not allow us to understand what the whole message in the story is about. Thanks to the written version of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge the reader gets to full understand what is going on and why it...
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