The Things They Carried

In Ambush, how does the narrative technique, the way the paragrapghs are structured in this chapter, contribute to the themes of the novel

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It is important to note that O'Brien recounts this story in first person. Unlike in “The Man I Killed", O'Brien writes a very sanitary and clinical about the experience. O'Brien's audience for this is his daughter Kathleen. He imagines how he might tell his daughter about his experience. He tells it in a very matter of fact way which allows O'Brien to separate himself from many of the emotionally charged themes in the book.