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Discuss the relationship in the story "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason. Just a few short comments.

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Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason presents three characters who are unable to communicate.  Leroy, the husband, has suffered a leg injury in his truck driving.  He now does nothing except work with craft kits.

The second character is the wife of Leroy, Norma Jean.  When Leroy was gone all the time, she was happier.  Now that he is home,  he gets on her nerves.   She has become a body builder which she started when Leroy was trying to improve his leg. 

The third character is Norma Jean’s mother, Mabel.  Her answer to all problems is to make a visit to the Civil War battle field at Shiloh.  Mabel visited Shiloh during her honeymoon; and she wants her daughter and son-in-law to go there. 

There is a fourth person in the story who is never seen but his presence is felt. Leroy and Norma...

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