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One theme present in Ernest Hemingways short story The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber is that the way a person views his life can change completely in one fulfilling moment if only for an instant This is a story of a mans continuous display of cowardice his wifes retaliatory love affair and his recovery of integrity and pride as he bravely faces a charging buffalo Francis Macomber is a prominent American businessman with a beautiful dominating wife who holds the control and power in their marriage At the start of their safari trip to Africa Francis Macomber is regarded as a coward and endures the embarrassment from his own cowardliness during the hunt the disrespect from his wife as well as a feeling of weakness when compared to Robert Wilson his safari leader He regains his integrity and confidence when he faces a charging bull only to have his life cut short when his fires a bullet through the back of his head At the start of the safari Francis Macomber must endure the embarrassment of his own cowardliness during the hunt He is first presented in a mock triumph since he had only half an hour before been carried to his tent from the edge of the camp in triumph on the arms and shoulders of the cook the personal boys the skinner and the porters The gun-bearers had taken no part in the demonstration DiYanni 337 This is evident that Macomber has withdrawn from his prior hunt for a lion and has already been recognized as a coward in the eyes of the gun-bearers They do not wish to pretend along with everyone else that Francis deserves praise for a lion that he supposedly shot Macomber however does finally shoot a lion during his second outing with Wilson and his wife Upon approaching the injured lion hiding in the tall grasses Macomber heard the blood-choked coughing grant and saw
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