The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber Analysis

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Throughout the short story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" written by Ernest Hemingway, my emotions were everywhere. At certain moments I genuinely felt confused, indignant, and joyful. This story is truly a roller coaster. This story takes place in Africa and concentrates on three main characters, Francis Macomber, Margot Macomber, and Robert Wilson. Francis is a rich man whom, by society, considered a coward. Margot Macomber, the wife of Francis Macomber, is a gold digger who despises her husband due to his lack of heroism and is embarrassed to be married to him. Robert Wilson, the guide for their African safari is a womanizer who sleeps with the wives of his clients. Margot and Francis are only together because they need each other, not by love “They had a sound basis of union; Margot was too beautiful for Macomber to divorce her and Macomber had too much money for Margot to leave him.”(Hemingway, 11) Through my extensive reading of this story revelations of point of view, conflict, and symbolism are present to reveal the recondite meaning of each element held in this story.
Although this story is not real, Hemingway did such a meticulous job with writing this story that I felt as though I was being betrayed; I felt as if I was Francis.. Along with the other characters, Hemingway had each character 's point of view when their thoughts were important in that text. The preponderance of this story focused in on Francis’ emotions and how he endured the whole
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