Francis Macomber in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

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Francis Macomber - From Mouse to Man One theme present in Ernest Hemingway's 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 an "unhappy man's display of cowardice, his wife's retaliatory love affair, and his ultimate recovery of integrity as he bravely faces a charging buffalo" (Ed. Harris 205). Francis …

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…at the closing bull even to point-blank range before he is killed. The question on whether or not it was accidental on the part of Margot Macomber is not told. This story exemplifies how a person can change by just facing his fears. It begins "with Macomber in the power of Wilson and Mrs. Macomber; it ends with Wilson and Mrs. Macomber in the power of Macomber - as he triumphs morally over them" (Harris 89).