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. The Chickamauga Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Chickamauga study guide contains a biography of Ambrose Bierce, literature. From Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs as a drummer boy for the 22nd Michigan at the Battle of Chickamauga (Sept.
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Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce
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This way, he manages to show the utter horror of war, which is inextricably linked with the baseness and the evil of human nature. The child soon loses his way and finally falls asleep for some hours. Awakening, he still has not chickamauva that he has lost his bearings and instead, he sets out for further adventures.
While he was sleeping, the area had become the theatre of the war, and he suddenly finds himself amids bierfe of dying and severly injured soldiers who are ambroes to make their way towards a nearby river. In his wild fancy, the boy sees himself as the leader of this army the ghastliness of which he is completely unaware of, and he imagines leading them on towards battle.
After a while he leaves the moribund army behind him and arrives at the burning remnants of a farmhouse, whose flames inspire him to a wild dance of fascinated joy. Suddenly he realizes that what is burning around him is his own home, which was hit by a shell, and he notices the mutilated corpse of his mother in the grass.
If you read Chickamauga as the story of a little boy who finds that his home has been destroyed by a shell and that all his family have been killed, and who is maybe too young to fully work out what has happened but only feels terror and woe and yet is unable to express himself, this is an extremely moving story. Bierce would hardly be Bierce, however, unless he had given this story some subtext far less sentimental — even though the trauma of the boy will affect you. The boy could be interpreted as a stand-in for all those who are fascinated by war and who are less so on a purely intellectual and rather safe basis but who even engage in it.
Undaunted, the little boy pushes his way into the wilderness but when he encounters a rabbit, he is so afraid that he takes to his heels. This boy surely has the common sense of a modern politician. The most macabre and most telling scene, then, is when the boy is heading his own private army, which — as all armies do — consists of dying men, and when, in the glee of his triumph over an imaginary enemy, the boy fails to realize that what he is gloating upon is actually his own home, or what is left of it.
And what is even more tragic, the boy is deaf — so he cannot listen to others but must learn from his own experience which is not the worst thing in the world – and he is mute — so he cannot tell others what he has eventually learned which, paradoxically, is one of the worst things in the world.
A truly horrid, nauseatingly vivid little story, which crams in every possible terror for the brief length: May 21, David Meditationseed rated it it was amazing Shelves: A narrative that brilliantly blends the lyric of Childhood with the horror of human violence, the oniric universe of infantile imagination with the cruelty of war, in which ghosts of the past walk side by side with hauntings of the present, and the future is so uncertain as to the possible lines that would follow after the last words of this tale.
It is a story full of symbols and from a light and subtle poetry finds its opposite, in a paradox of life and death between the cruel reality and the A narrative that brilliantly blends the lyric of Childhood with the horror of human violence, the oniric universe of infantile imagination with the cruelty of war, in which ghosts of the past walk side by side with hauntings of the present, and the future is so uncertain as to the possible lines that would follow after the last words of this tale.
It is a story full of symbols and from a light and subtle poetry finds its opposite, in a paradox of life and death between the cruel reality and the sweet illusion. Oct 02, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it really liked it.
For his conduct here he received a commendation from his leader, one General Hazen. But you’ll see nothing of the battle in this story. You’ll hear no gunshots. Just a lost child, a deafening silence, footprints and ghost-like apparitions. This story was very weird and a bit hard to follow. May 01, Fred Forbes rated it really liked it.
Almost hate to take credit for a “book”! Had picked this up expecting a discussion of the Civil War battle but found instead it is a 12 page 99 cent short story written in Story is of a 6 year old boy lost in the woods after playing warrior with his wooden sword. Arises the next morning and sees men crawling through the woods. He climbs on the back of one to play “horsey” only to be tossed off and noticing the man is missing his lower jaw and bleeding profusely.
The others are also badly w Almost hate to take credit for a “book”! The others are also badly wounded and attempting to crawl to safety. The boy then notices an orange glow in the distance and hears the sound of battle and off he heads in that direction. I will spare you the grim ending but note that Bierce is often reported as “Poe like” in his writing and is known for his disturbing realism.
Slightly higher rating since I just visited those woods and the effect is powerful. Nov 10, K. Anna Hardy rated it it was amazing.
Ambrose Bierce, “Chickamauga” | Library of America
I’ve arranged my thoughts into a haiku: A child goes wandering through the woods. He encounters soldiers that are completely drained and near death after a Civil War battle Battle of Chickamauga. The boy tries to play, thinking they are performing for him. He then takes his wooden sword and “leads” them. He ends up at home, where is mother is dead. And the descriptions are downright grotesque: I normally don’t post spoilers but this is a short story, and it’s over years old.
If you haven’t read it, you either plan to or know the plot. What I can’t understand is what Bierce is trying to convey. Empathy for the boy and soldiers? Is it meant to covey something? I’m sure it is, but it was a boring read, as there is no dialogue and it only makes sense at the end when we find out the kid is a deaf-mute and it is written awkwardly.
Switching from narrator to the boy’s POV is supposed to help, but I find it confusing.
It’s almost like he’s writing a story about a boy that doesn’t realize the horrors he is witnessing until he sees is mother dead, and then surprise! Really uplifting stuff, Bierce. I didn’t like it. I appreciate that it is a classic piece of literature, and that we are to identify with the pain of the soldiers and the boy, but to me, it was just a really depressing story that seemed nihilistic and fatalistic at once.
But I read it for class, so there you go. I did, however, find an interesting piece by Bierce called The Devil’s Dictionary biefce, which is like a dictionary, but with cynical definitions.
Much nicer to read than this story. I am not too stupid to get the meaning from it. I hate when you put down a classic and people say, “But you just don’t get it,” or “Maybe it was too difficult blerce you.
Not being vacuous or flippant: I just didn’t like the story. Wasn’t my taste or style. And it was really upsetting. I’m sure it was meant to elicit that response, and it did.
But was not for me. Jun 05, Carol Ann Hoyt rated it it was amazing. This was a haunting story.
I haven’t been able to get it out of mind. As I was reading it, I kept thinking these men were ghosts and that the child was somehow able to see them.
Ambrpse started wondering, though, when the boy got on the back of one man and was flung off. This story summed up the horror of the Civil War.