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Many of us want the American Dream and love the thought of being inlove But what happens when are dreams slips and the person were so inlove in falls out of love and we dont realize it until its too lateIn the short story Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason Leroy Moffitt andNorma Jean are a married couple who live in western Kentucky Leroy hasbeen home for some time now due to his injured leg in a highway accidentwhile driving his truck As Leroy spends more time at home it allowshim to see how his wife deals with things on a daily basis and also howthings really are at homeHe has begun to realize that in all theyears he was on the road he never took time to examine anything He wasalways flying past scenery pg 68In Shiloh Mason takes us on a different path with this shortstory We usually dont hear about how men have these femininequalities Leroy is sensitive and sentimental spends his day at homesmoking pot building things sleeping and watching television Wereso used to hearing stories of how the husbands are the ones out workinghard coming home late because of work bringing in the income and thewives are at home nurturing their children and making sure the house isnice and neat for their husband to come home to But in this storyMason shows us the opposite Leroy starts questioning himself about his life and his wife Herealized there had been things hes been missing out on while he wasaway working as a truck driver Since he has been home he has feltunusually tender about his wife and guilty over his long absencespg68 To him its like hes meeting Norma all over again shes a mysteryto him he tries to figure out what shes all about Although heexpected Norma Jean to come home excited and happy to see him but thatisnt the case After building a model of a log cabin Leroy
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