Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber

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What is the natural state of humanity? This is a question has been asking since the Ancient Greek. People always want to build reasonable social structures to secure [[and to fit our mankind. But the artificial structure doesn’t always fit mankind perfectly. For instance, Marriage is one of the strongest connections between two individuals within society, the combination of man and woman makes mankind complete. However, is this relationship just as strong as the way it looks? Or it’s just like the most primal power struggles between hunter and prey? <<REWORD FOR CLARITY Ernest Hemingway examines this question within the scope of a few days in a disastrous African safari of “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”. The story is about a rich…show more content…
However, he never acted like the way he pictured himself in his mind. “He was dressed in the same sort of safari clothes that Wilson wore except that he was new, he was thirty-five years old, kept himself very fit, was good at court games, had a number of big-game fishing records, and had just shown himself, very publicly, to be a coward” (1). Earlier day, Francis tried to kill a wounded lion, but he failed because of his cowardliness. His failure to kill the lion also reflects his failure in his marriage. Margot mocks him and leaves their tent to sleep with Robert, and she is not even trying to hide it. Apparently, it’s not the first time his wife cheats on him. Like the conversation between Francis and Margot in their tent, “ ‘There wasn’t going to be any of that. You promised there wouldn’t be.’ ‘Well, there is now,’ she said sweetly. ‘You said if we made this trip that there would be none of that. You promised.’ ‘Yes, darling. That’s the way I meant it to be. But the trip was spoiled yesterday. We don‟t have to talk about it, do we?’ ‘You don’t wait long when you have an advantage, do you?’ ” (12). When he finally finds his confidence in the midst of the second hunt, he is no longer threatened by her. (-- removed HTML --) >THE BODY PARAGRAPHS SHOULD ADVANCE THE ARGUMENT IN YOUR…show more content…
Hemingway uses this character as an observer to the relationship of Macomber couple. His distains the Macomber couple and takes their relationship as hunter and prey. But in the end, he starts to like Francis Macomber since who finds his courage and masculinity. Hemingway uses Robert’s perspective to interpret most part of the conflicts between Macomber and his wife, he is like an outsider who witnesses and judges the whole journey of the Macomber couple. So his perspective presents the audience’s perspective and may also presents the perspective of Hemingway
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