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Essay | The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

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The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Summary: Comments on the Ernest Hemingway story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. Considers how the story's conflict is not just between Margot and Francis or between Wilson and Francis, but also within Francis himself.
Ernest Hemingway scores in this story that is told by an omnipresent party that allows readers to see into the minds of the three impressively diverse characters. The story's conflict is not just between Margot and Francis or between Wilson and Francis, but also within Francis himself. This multi-dimensional crisis fits well even in today's lives.

The life of Francis Macomber ends on such a tragic note that I cannot but help feel pity for his character and contempt for his wife. His death is a shame particularly because he was on his way to recovery of integrity and pride as he bravely faces a charging buffalo. The lack of closure adds an enigmatic touch to the story. It is possible that the wife, being a dominating woman who undermines her husband's masculinity was so threatened when he starts to become a real...

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