The Short Happy Life of Francis McCamber

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In Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” the true character which is fit to qualify as the code hero is Francis Macomber. It is not obvious at first considering that in the story Francis is portrayed as a cowardly fearful man, as opposed to the manly and brave Wilson, who seems the perfect character to be the code hero. With the lion hunting incident at the opening of the story, Francis …

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…from cowardice by his bravery sprouted from anger and jealousy and intimidation all rolled into one. The short story carried a great moral, how people who are not content with themselves get stepped all over by others. It teaches you that you are what you think you are, its your choice to choose to be content or not content, the catch is that your decision might just change your outcome as it did in Francis’.