An Occurrence at Owl Creek
By Ambrose Bierce
Main Character: Peyton Farquhar
Plot Line Overview
Rising Action: The events leading up to the climax (that happens to be the last event of the book) consist of Peyton Farquhar running away from the Union soldiers after he escapes out of his situation by the miracle of the rope snapping. He has to swim through the Owl Creek while dodging bullets and then has to run through the forest all to get to his house to see his wife and children.
Climax: The story ends with the climax and also with a shocking plot twist of Peyton Farquhar actually turning out to be dead the whole time and him swinging on the unbroken rope under the Owl Creek bridge.