In "Shiloh," what is the impact of concluding the story at Shiloh?

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We can respond to this question about the crucial element of setting by thinking about the theme of death in this excellent short story. Let us remember that this story is permeated with examples of different deaths. There is the death of Leroy and Norma Jean's son, Randy, there is the way of life of rural Kentucky that is ending, as modernity in the form of shopping malls and subdivisions overwhelms it, and then there is of course...

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