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In Ernest Hemingways The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Francis Macomber and his wife Margot attempt to rekindle their marriage on a vacation however they succeed only in growing further apart Hemingway himself would frequently go fishing or even make expensive Safari trips to Africa The setting of his short story The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber takes place on a Safari tour in Africa The main characters are Francis Macomber Margot Macomber and Robert Wilson The story begins with the two men talking about a lion they had killed At some time earlier Francis proved himself to be a coward when he fled away from the lion when set out for a chase At the sight of this his wife puts herself in the arms of Robert Wilson the man who appears to be the most masculine of the two On a different occasion the following day Francis was so enraged that courage and self- confidence struck him thus making him the hero of the day What happens is that he hunted a buffalo and went straight out to kill it while it charged him At the sight of this Margot falls into great shock realizing that her husband now has the power and ability to leave her The men and women of the story play symbolic roles in one way or another the men trying to be as masculine as possible only to portray an image the women falling into the arms of only the masculine men Through the development of opposing characters Francis Macomber and Robert Wilson Ernest Hemingway highlights those male characteristics which attract women The size of Robert Wilsons shot gun is representative of his masculinity which is considerably larger than Francis
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