Shiloh Questions and Answers
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At any time is Leroy's narrative "intrusive" in "Shiloh"?

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This short story uses a particular point of view to present the story of Leroy and his wife. The narrator is external to the story, and the tale is told in the third person. However, it is limited in that the point of view focuses on Leroy's thoughts and feelings alone, rather than an omniscient point of view, which would allow the reader access to the thoughts and feelings of all the characters. This means that the reader witnesses Norma Jean's transformation through the eyes of Leroy alone, who shares his bafflement and lack of...

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