Study Guide

Shiloh Allusions

By Bobbie Ann Mason

Allusions

Historical References

  • Shiloh, Tennessee, a Civil War battlefield is referenced throughout the story (2.22, 2.24, 5.19, 5.21, 5.23, 5.28,5.29, 5.30, 6.1, 6.11, 7.1, 7.7)
  • Corinth, Tennessee, a Civil War battlefield near Shiloh (7.8, 7.10, 7.30)
  • General Grant, Union General in the Civil War (7.30)

Pop Culture References

  • Wonder Woman (originally a comic book character) (1.1)
  • Donahue (The Phil Donahue Show) (1.9)
  • Star Trek (2.16)
  • Dr. Strangelove (2.10, 2.11)
  • Lover Come Back (2.10)
  • "Chopsticks" (1.11)
  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (1.16)
  • "I'll Be Back" (1.16)
  • "Sunshine Superman" (3.10)
  • "Who'll Be the Next in Line?" (3.14)