"Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason
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The paper briefly reviews the history of the Civil War battleground at Shiloh, when a drunken General Grant battled to preserve the Union, then moves into an analysis of the story. The paper makes a comparison of the history of the battle with the battle between the husband, Leroy, and wife, Norma Jean; the drunken General Grant is contrasted with the stoned Leroy. In conclusion the writer, noting the unresolved tension in the story's abrupt ending, hopes that Leroy will keep battling for his own continued union with Norma Jean.
From the Paper:"In historical terms, the title setting of Bobbie Ann Mason's, Shiloh, was a Civil War Union camp under General Grant's command. Grant's aim as a military representative for President Lincoln was to keep the nation united. The camp turned bloody battleground in 1862 when the Confederates' made a daring attack in attempt to gain freedom from the Union. There "General Grant, drunk and furious, shoved the Southerners back to Corinth," successfully thwarting a stab at secession by the "boys in gray.""
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