francis macomber from mouse to man

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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 a man's continuous display of cowardice, his wife's 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 …

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…gun 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, but stands obvious. This story exemplifies how a person can change by just facing his fears. It begins with Macomber in the power and control of Wilson and his wife; it ends with Wilson and Mrs. Macomber in the power and control of Macomber.