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One similarity between the two stories is they both showed a different way of situational irony. In “An Occurrence at owl creek Bridge” the situational irony is represented by a man name Peyton who is seconds away from being executed sand he has a peculiar experience. Bierce states ” My home, thank God, is as yet outside their lines; my wife and little ones are still beyond the invader’s farthest advance.” Peyton was so fantasized by the image of him escaping in his head, that he didn’t realize he was actually dying at that moment. Bierce made us believe that peyton had escaped, when in reality his life flashed before his eyes and was actually dead.

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