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Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber

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Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber

In Ernest Hemingway’s story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,”
Francis Macomber, according to Hemingway, is a very unhappy man because of his
cowardly display after facing a wounded lion and because of his inability to
stand up to his wife. However, Francis Macomber regains his happiness,
contentment, self-control and bravery while out hunting buffalo. At this point
in time Macomber put his insecurities and shortcomings behind him.
Unfortunately, his wife did the very same with his life with one short white
flash. This story takes place in Africa. Francis Macomber, a wealthy man in his
mid-thirties “very tall, very well built…and considered handsome” and his
pretty wife Margot hire a guide named Mr. Wilson to take them on a hunting
safari. (6) The Macomber marriage is one of codependence, based on wealth,
beauty, control and leverage. (18) Early on the very first day of the safari
Macomber displays himself as a coward. The ordeal started ...

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