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Failure In "Shiloh Leroy And Norma Jean"

743 words - 3 pages

In the story Shiloh Leroy and Norma Jean, two very loving people, just can't seem to keep their relationship going. Leroy, who has recently given up on truck driving due 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 world of continuous change, we must adapt if we want to keep up; this is also true in relationships. In 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 their relationship going for two reasons. First, due to Leroy's unfortunate accident, he has much more time on his hands and has noticed the many changes that have been going on in his life, and is unwilling to accept them. Now that Leroy has been sitting home and wasting his life away, he has started to take time and ponders his past. He remembers the good times and still wants his life to reflect those same good times. He especially remembers his late son Randy, who died because of premature birth defects. He can't accept the fact that his life has changed and he must move on. On the contrary, Norma Jean has taken up new hobbies, which include weight lifting, adult education classes, and living life more. Norma Jean has decided to continue on with her life and not reflect on the past. Leroy can't accept the fact that his wife wants to change and move on with her life and this causes them to drift apart and eventually leads to their separation of souls.Leroy and Norma Jean also faded apart because they stopped communicating with each other. Without the communication between them they didn't get to express their feelings, nor did they talk about the recent changes in their life. Leroy and Norma Jean drift apart from each other because Norma Jean has taken the initiative to better herself and look towards the future, while Leroy is still stuck in the past and can't catch up to her....

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