The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

What does this story reveal about the psychology of a person in a life-or-death situation? On the basis of personal experience or of true-life stories you know about, do you find this psychology believable or far-fetched? Explain

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce (Page 467)

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At the time that this was written, there was little information about what near-death, life-or-death situations were like. The psychology revealed here is based on the idea that one does have his life flash in front of him just before death, so I think as far as it goes, it is believable. The idea of a blinding white light certainly is supported by some near-death experiences discussed in our own time.