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Ambrose Bierce

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The Civil War and Slavery as Social-Historical Context

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge takes place against the backdrop of the Civil War. How does Bierce draw attention to the raging war and the context of slavery in the south?

A

By directly referencing slaves in his description of Farquhar, a plantation owner.

B

By describing the ethnicity of the soldiers to draw attention to the absence of black characters.

C

By using imagery to imply racial tensions and the violence of hangings and attempted escape.

D

By alluding to Farquhar’s secret goal of helping the abolitionists through stream-of-consciousness prose.

E

By switching to a more omniscient perspective.