Story of the Week June 23, Ambrose Bierce, “Chickamauga”. Ambrose Bierce (–?) From Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce. Influenced by his time as a first lieutenant in the US Civil. Complete summary of Ambrose Bierce’s Chickamauga. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Chickamauga.

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This narrator is not named in the story, but is presented as a disembodied presence who not only sees what the boy sees, but also sees the boy and draws conclusions about the boy’s responses.

The boy’s mind is as inaccessible to him as it is to the reader. It enables Bierce to set up a strange dreamlike effect as we see the events primarily from the boy’s point of view. Thus, the genius of his stories depends not so much on the theme, which is often fairly obvious, but on the delicate and tightly controlled way that Bierce tells the story and creates a nightmarish world that involves the reader emotionally. It is the subtle tension between this adult point of view and the childish perception of the boy that creates the story’s impact and reflects its theme.

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