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Have you ever been scared to do something that tests your courage In Ernest Hemingways The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Francis Macomber tests his courage the hard way Set in Africa Francis Macomber is on a hunting trip with his wife Margot and a guide named Wilson The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber is a story filled with the theme of courage Francis tests his courage in the lion hunt his wifes infidelity and in the buffalo hunt The first test of Francis Macombers courage is shown during the lion hunt Macomber had already become very nervous after listening to the lion roar all night He was determined to kill the lion but things went wrong after shooting twice and wounding the lion Knowing they had to find the lion Wilson looked at Macomber and saw suddenly how he was trembling and the pitiful look on his face201 When discussing how they needed to find the lion Macomber said Im just scared you know211 Francis is wanting to find courage to tell Wilson to go on and finish off the lion without him221 Although Macomber went with Wilson when they found the lion he was so frightened that he was running running wildly in panic in the open running toward the stream 225 and Wilson had to shoot the lion Gary Harrington stated Macombers running in terror from the lion brands him by his own admission a coward but the circumstances of his doing so necessitate a qualification of his self-indictmentHarrington2 Francis Macombers courage is tested again after he finds out that Margot has had an affair with Wilson Margot used his lack of courage from the lion hunt as an excuse to have an affair saying well youre a coward 250 Francis indicated that Margot had promised not to behave the way she had Margot agreed that she had made that promise but says but the trip was spoiled yesterday
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