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The Short-Happy Life Of Francis Macomber

Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber 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 cowards off from the lion’s roar alone, running to safety in front of his wife, which defies the code by not having acceptable behavior in facing death, while Wilson goes in to face the lion and kills him bravely. Yet where the theme of the story is concerned, Francis faces a bigger challenge than Wilson can ever imagine. Francis is a cowardly man, not physically, but mainly mentally. He lacks self esteem and belief in his own self, which leads to people stepping all over him, like his wife does. His wife openly cheats on Francis, only bec...

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