Essays Tagged: "Norma Jean"

Failure in "Shiloh Leroy and Norma Jean"

In the story Shiloh Leroy and Norma Jean, two very loving people, just can't seem to keep their relationship going. Leroy, who has ... e to an accident, noticed that everything around him is changing, except for himself. This includes Norma Jean; she has picked up several new habits, and he can't accept these changes. As we live in a ... order to keep a relationship going you must keep changing and compromising. Unfortunately Leroy and Norma Jean weren't able to keep up with their own changes in life.Leroy and Norma Jean couldn't keep ...

(3 pages) 89 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Shiloh"

Bobbie Ann Mason represents a change over the course of a young woman's life. Bobbie Ann Mason use Norma Jean to help clarify that relationship can fail and that roles do change in today's relationsh ... t relationship can fail and that roles do change in today's relationships. Mason uses the Character Norma Jean, who was forced to marry at a young age, sees a new path as the modern days draw near. No ...

(4 pages) 174 2 3.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This was just a short essay that I had to write On Marilyn Monroe

one box office hit. All women wanted to be like her and many men's mouth dropped when they saw her.Norma Jean Baker was born to unwed parents. She spent a very inhappy childhood bouncing around among ... e. then she was finally able to find a long lost aunt to care for her at age eleven.At age sixteen, Norma Jean married Jim Doughtery. It was an arranged marriage, then she soon filed for divorce. She ...

(1 pages) 56 0 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Epiphany: Odour of Chrysanthemums & Shiloh

ge. But at the end she is "grateful to death, which restored the truth" (Lawrence 148).Leroy's wife Norma Jean finds her life and marriage bearable while he is traveling. But when he is injured and co ... tle projects and smoking his dope, seeming content to just be a vegetable for the rest of his life. Norma tries to find Leroy a job in the classifieds but he shrugs that off. All the while he doesn't ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

SHiloh-Bobbie Ann Mason-Battle

ve the Mississippi valley, but could not. The Rebel forces can be seen as a symbol of the character Norma Jean in the short story "Shiloh," by Bobbie Ann Mason. Her husband, Leroy, can be seen as a sy ... h," the theme of change is ubiquitous. Change is evident after Leroy's truck accident, which caused Norma Jean to become less dependent on her husband. If the foundation of a marriage is not strong, t ...

(9 pages) 74 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is called "to build or not to build" it is talking about the log house in the short story "shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Manson. it is 4 pages and includes themes of love and marriage

To Build or not to Build?This is not the only question in the marriage of Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt. The marriage very often runs into uncertainties and problems, but that is the li ... ten pregnant in high school and had to marry a truck driver", well that is exactly what happened to Norma Jean. However, the baby died at the age of four months and three days from sudden infant death ... the age of four months and three days from sudden infant death syndrome. About fifteen years later Norma Jean finds herself living in a small rented home with her husband, Leroy, which is normally at ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Feminist View on "Shiloh"

A Feminist View on "Shiloh"by Bobbie Ann MasonIn the story Shiloh Leroy and Norma Jean, two very loving people, just can't seem to keep their relationship going Leroy, who has ... e to an accident, noticed that everything around him is changing, except for himself. This includes Norma Jean, she has picked up several new habits. The theme portrayed by Mason is that most people c ... difficult for things such as marriage to work out successfully. These difficulties are apparent in Norma Jean and Leroy's marriage. As Norma Jean advances herself, their marriage ultimately collapses ...

(5 pages) 55 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shiloh

wife doesn't feel for him anymore throughout the course of the story. The story begins with Norma Jean, Leroy's wife, lifting weights while Leroy is watching her. He is no longer on the road d ... nger on the road due to fear of having another accident. While he is at home he notices thing about Norma that he never noticed while he was on the road. When he would come home after being on the roa ...

(2 pages) 38 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Shiloh and Other Short Stories" by Bobbie Ann Mason: Failed Relationship

been together for sixteen years and has yet to deal with their issues. Since the couple, Leroy and Norma Jean, were always to busy doing other things, it allowed them to always brush all their proble ... it allowed them to always brush all their problems off. The lack of communication between Leroy and Norma Jean never allows them to connect as a couple, which never allows them to progress forward.Whe ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.4 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Shiloh

rs attention by Bobbie Ann Mason, author of "Shiloh"�.In Mason's "Shiloh"�, Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt are a married couple living in Paducah, Kentucky. Leroy has spent the past 15 yea ... en on the road. Like a college student, this is Leroy's long weekend. Leroy comes home to his wife, Norma Jean, hoping that she will be the same person he left many years before. Unfortunately for Ler ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Different Yet So Alike

lived to the fullest with someone around to remind people that life sometimes isn't perfect. Norma Jean in "Shiloh" is part of the new working class of truck driver, retail clerks, and Tu ... especially alone and vulnerable. Each woman struggles with her own situation, eventually faltering. Norma Jean's desire for a divorce and Elisa's encounter with the peddler symbolize the women's emoti ...

(4 pages) 498 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Setting "Shiloh"

years ago and have fallen apart since Leroy, the husband, was a truck driver. While Leroy was gone Norma Jean always put herself to work to keep herself busy. She also spent a lot of time with her mo ... nd took their honeymoon. She always said that it was such a beautiful place, but I'm sure Leroy and Norma Jean will remember it in a different way for a couple of reasons.One is the fact of Norma Jean ...

(1 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shiloh By Bobby Anne Mason

n Mason, is a story about change over the course of a young woman's life. Mason uses the character, Norma Jean, to give her audience an idea of how times have changed along with people. Norma Jean, a ... ced to stay married because of "old south traditions", sees a new light as modern days draw nearer. Norma Jean was a woman with low confidence, a house wife, and very dependant on her husband. However ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Untitled

he readers attention by Bobbie Ann Mason, author of "Shiloh". In Mason's "Shiloh", Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt are a married couple living in Paducah, Kentucky. Leroy has spent the past 15 yea ... en on the road. Like a college student, this is Leroy's long weekend. Leroy comes home to his wife, Norma Jean, hoping that she will be the same person he left many years before. Unfortunately for Ler ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Character sketch for Shiloh

Shiloh Character Sketch In Bobbie Ann Mason's story "Shiloh" she presents the character of Norma Jean as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as a ... sses she exhibits the emptiness which she feels. "One day Leroy arrives home from a drive and finds Norma Jean in tears." (Mason p. 50). Norma Jean feels an emptiness toward her deceased child, her hu ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Marilyn Monroe

tention of the fascinating, but sometimes cruel show business. The same question was racing through Norma Jeane?s mind as she was driving in the car to her very first movie set. At that time, no one e ... yed an important part in shaping the most popular American movie star of the 1950?s, Marilyn Monroe.Norma Jeane Mortensen was born in 1926 in Los Angeles to a very emotionally unstable mother. The man ...

(6 pages) 25 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"A battle Lost" A short essay focusing on the themes of relationships in the short story "Shilo"

overs a main theme. This theme in centers on the gradual disintegration of the two main characters, Norma Jean and Leroy Moffitt's marriage Norma Jean and Leroy are an older married couple that are ex ... rs on the road has come home to stay after a highway accident that wrecked his tractor-trailer rig. Norma Jean, his wife, is used to being home without Leroy and does not know how to handle him being ...

(8 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Shiloh" Short Story Analysis

eComposition IIJune 12, 2014Reversed Gender RolesIn Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shiloh," Leroy and his wife Norma Jean come to face the difficulties of reversed gender roles after Leroy is in a work accident, ... ing stay at home dads/husbands. It began to blur what men's role in society actually was. Leroy and Norma Jean had problems in their marriage from several of reversed gender roles they were dealing wi ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry