“Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” – Sacrifice

The little known Civil War set story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, pairs perfectly with the conversation on Sacrifice with Mahatma Gandhi. After reading this short story, and discussion the surprise ending, I would lead students in a discussion of the plot by asking the question “Is sacrificing yourself for others always the right thing to do?”

Level: Secondary English/Language Arts

Subject Area: American literature

Author:  Jennifer Robertson



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