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Francis Macomber

Francis Macomber

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Published by: Rey on Mar 04, 2011
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The Short happy Life of Francis Macomber 1
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Customer Inserts His/her NameCustomer Inserts Grade CourseCustomer Inserts Tutor¶s Name(Day, Month, Year)
The Short happy Life of Francis Macomber 2
Abstract"The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway is a short storyabout the Macombers a well-to-do and communally prominent American couple in Africa onhunting expedition and their paid tour guide Robert Wilson a professional hunter. TheMacombers and Wilson begin discussing the morning¶s hunt which causes Francis Macomber alittle embarrassment, as previously Francis had ran off when a wounded lion attacked him andhis wife Margot tease Macomber for this act of fear. Then they decided to hunt buffalo, whenthey find the buffalo, it attacked Francis whereas he stands still and fires at buffalo and hesuccessfully killed the buffalo while his wife Margot also fires a shot and killed her husbandFrancis Macomber.
The Short happy Life of Francis Macomber 3
Discuss the significance of Francis Macomber:Francis Macomber is a filthy rich man who is in his middle age with good height andgreat physique, as well as an accomplished sports person and excellent at games like tennis andsquash but unfortunately he couldn¶t do well in hunting the lion at first which shattered hisconfidence.The significance of Francis Macomber in this short story is the way he showed hiscourage to attempt hunting for the second time even after knowing how badly he got failed thevery first time. At first attempt in hunting the lion when he missed the shot and he couldn¶t killthe lion he just ran off in fear from the wounded animalAt Francis defeat his wife Margot was very embarrassed and angry but she did not leavehim because of his money, what she did was she cheated on him. Whereas Francis even after knowing that his wife is not loyal with him, he showed some anger but later on did not showmuch care about it as he as well not in love with her.In the second attempt of hunting initially Francis is little scared because of his firstexperience but sooner he gained his courage and face-off with a buffalo although he missed hisfirst shot but in the second shot he successfully killed the buffalo and then quickly dies.In this short story initially Hemingway portrayed the weak side of Francis Macomber butas the story proceeds the way he showed his courage to regain his dignity and confidence issplendid (Hemingway, 1936).

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