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    “Shiloh”, by Bobbie Ann Mason, explores an interesting theme, the distinct parallel between the surface level of what the events of the story are, and the meaning underneath. This parallel is seen throughout the story, from the start when Leroy Moffitt is building craft kits for at first just to pass time, while Norma Jean is lifting weights and working at a Rexall drugstore for the same reason; To later on when Norma says she doesn’t know what she’s talking about and Leroy thinks that the way to

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    and more news coverage about the horrible failures of the War leading to a mistrust in the U.S. government. In Bobbie Ann Mason’s book, In Country: The Story of an American Family, Bobbie Ann Mason tells a coming of age story about Samantha Hughes who searches for understanding and meaning in a War that has affected her family and country greatly. Using dialogue and plot construction, Mason successfully examines the changes in morality towards violence and war. In country, follows Samantha Hughes

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    The setting in the short story “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason works well to accentuate the theme of the story. The theme portrayed by Mason is that most people change along with their environment, with the exception of the few who are unwilling to adapt making it difficult for things such as marriage to work out successfully. These difficulties are apparent in Norma Jean and Leroy’s marriage. As Norma Jean advances herself, their marriage ultimately collapses due to Leroy’s unwillingness to adapt with

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    Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason Character Sketch      In Bobbie Ann Mason’s story “Shiloh” she presents the character of Norma Jean as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as a strong character on the outside in the opening of the story. “She lifts three-pound dumbbells to warm-up, the progresses to a twenty-pound barbell.”(Mason p. 46). However as the story progresses she exhibits the emptiness which she feels. “One day Leroy arrives home from

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    possess symbolic themes in a person’s life, but to inherit in life, makes the whole world different to that person. “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason is one of those stories which depicts these symbolic themes in character’s life. Although, the character in the story couldn’t inherit the meaning to that dictions. Shiloh is one of the greatest short stories by Bobbie Ann Mason with richer knowledge, and motivation to succeed in personal life with greater goals and understandings. The story is developed

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    the short story, “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason, are a married couple, and they experience a series of events, which shapes them and determines there future. The final setting, Shiloh, works well to highlight the battles of war to the battles between Norma Jean and Leroy. Throughout the story Mason is focused on the persistency of grief, the instability of gender roles, along with the distance and lack of communication separating Leroy and Norma Jean from each other. Mason illustrates how marriage can

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    I really enjoyed reading Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason, which was a great short story that signified feminist criticism. Feminist criticism is known to be portrayed as criticism formed and based of a feminist theory, in other words it's the way society sees gender roles. In this case, in the short story Shiloh, they mention many points and examples throughout the story on how one of the main characters Norma Jean, has to face many issues and overcome obstacles based on her gender, being a woman. They

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    In “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason setting plays an important role in understanding the meaning behind the short story. Knowing that Shiloh is a battleground makes the reader pick up on fights they wouldn’t normally notice. Since there are no big outbursts or complications, people might not have clued in to all the subtle hints of fighting. Leroy is returning home after a leg injury puts him out of work. Upon returning, Leroy notices all the subtle changes the town has gone through. Farmers are gone

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    (Insert Title) In “Shiloh,” by Bobbie Ann Mason, the reader is able to glimpse the beginning of the end of a marriage. Mason allows the audience to see the different strings unravel as the character’s separates from each other, emotionally, mentally and physically. In “Shiloh,” a woman’s husband, Leroy, has been in an accident and is no longer able to continue with his work of truck driving. The woman, Norma Jean, is unable to cope with her husband being home all of the time and begins to find

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    Bobbie Ann Mason grew up on her family’s dairy farm outside Mayfield, Kentucky. She expressed a love for books at a young age. After high school, Mason advanced her education at the University of Kentucky, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English. Soon after Ms. Mason received her master’s degree from the University of New York at Binghamton in 1966. She went to college for a third and final time to acquire her Ph.D. in literature from the University of Connecticut. In 1985, she finalized

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