How does Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shiloh" show Leroy in a sympathetic light?

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"Shiloh" is a 1980 short story by Bobbie Ann Mason about a troubled marriage.

Leroy, the husband, is staying home because of an injury. His wife, Norma Jean, begins to have trouble with her emotions and inner feelings; she wants him to look for work, but he is obsessed with the idea that he can build her a house to make her happy. Leroy is not a bad person, and the story is told from his perspective.

Leroy has been home in Kentucky for three months, and his leg is almost healed, but the accident frightened him and he does not want to drive any more long hauls.

His fear of having...

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