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In Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shiloh," what is the resolution?

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Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shiloh" is the first story in her 1982 collection Shiloh and Other Stories.

Because of the "slice-of-life" nature of the story, there is no full resolution. At the end of the story, Norma Jean and Leroy visit the Civil War memorial at Shiloh, Tennessee. Their intent is to rekindle their relationship, but instead Norma Jean tells Leroy she wants to leave him, leaving Leroy confused. She walks away:

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