Confronting Death in Short Stories
A review of two short stories that deal with the theme of death: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce and "Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessen.
# 66752 | 950 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
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This paper compares how the characters in two different short stories face the experience of death. The stories are "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce and "Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessen. This paper shows how both characters experienced time distortion and a heightened sense of awareness of their surroundings when they were in the grip of fear and confronted with death.
From the Paper:"We often hear stories of people who have near death experiences and say that their "lives flashed before their eyes", or that "everything seemed like it was happening in slow motion". In the two short stories, the reader gets a real sense of what that feels like. "Greasy Lake", is a contemporary story about a group of young men who are bored and out drinking at the lake on evening become involved in a fight that escalates out of control and sets off a chain of events that will change the characters lives forever. In "Greasy Lake", when the unnamed main character thinks that he may have killed someone, time seems to go in slow motion."
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