In the first section the reader is introduced to the three main characters, Francis Macomber, his wife Margot and a veteran safari guide called Robert Wilson. Immediately the reader finds that Francis is different to his wife and Wilson.
Just the thought of traveling to Africa, being in a rain forest, hearing strange wild birds clamoring and keeping on the alert for wild animals lurking in the vicinity used to send shivers up and down my spine.
Hemingway has his own way of describing animals, especially large ones as he is both in awe of their strength and cunning and in awe of their courage and ability while fighting for their lives.
The killing of wild animals for sport is frowned upon by the general population because they are threatened with extinction, but such was not the case at the time this story was written. Animal activists today would violently protest and with good reason.
We will try and keep everything in perspective while we look at motives behind the actions of characters in this compelling Hemingway short story.
Come and share your views. I hope you are feeling better. Is the work in your house finished yet? You will love this story, it is good to have it online isn't it?
Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Summary and Analysis of "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" Buy Study Guide Hemingway introduces the three principal characters, Francis Macomber, his wife Margot, and their safari guide Richard Wilson, over cocktails in the afternoon on the African plain following a morning of hunting. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway - The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway "Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive." Yet death is something that is inevitable, and for some shortcoming. The main characters in the story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway are Francis Macomber, Margot Macomber and Robert Wilson.
I can only guess that you read Hemingway before as you are a well read woman and I look forward to your postings. Thank you for joining in.
Since this is on the web, I'll drop by once in a while, too. Mal October 13, - I would love to join you as I've been intending to get to Hemingway's short stories.
I've got a copy of his complete short stories - there are 69 in all. I noticed "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is one of them, that might be a great read also. In fact, it would be lovely to just keep going through all of them!
How long to you plan for this discussion to last?
I'm guessing a short while, maybe a week or two, since the story is so short 25 pages in my book? Thanks for leading the discussion, I really look forward to it, Pamela Scamper October 13, - The one thing I've definitely seen so far is Hemingway exaggerated practically everything he did.
For example, he was wounded when in the ambulance service in routine work, but before the story was over he was an international hero and practically fought in Italy all by himself! It is not a very attractive trait, but I guess it makes him a great story teller!
If anyone has a burning desire to read it, I would be happy to gift you my second copy if you would just reimburse me for media mail.
I could sell it for a few dollars, but I'd rather give it to someone who cares! Thank you for joining us, I know you will make such a good contribution to this discussion.
I would certainly love to receive your second copy of "A Life Without Consequence" I will email you my address.
I will get back to you on the length of this discussion Pamela and your suggestion to make a series on Hemingway's short stories. Some of you have quite a background in literature on Hemingway and I am looking forward to learning some of it from our group.
Since I'm new to SeniorNet, participating in this story discussion would be a new experience for me. Would you be willing to tolerate a newcomer?
We will all profit from your participation. Feel comfortable, we are delighted to have you among us. Mal, I don't think I have welcomed you yet. That is unforgiveable of me, I am sorry.
You know how much I appreciate your posts and I am sure that we will all benefit from your vast knowledge.
Also I names Pamela Scrawler instead of Scamper, another one. This will be my first book discussion in a long time. Thanks, Judy in WV mahjongg October 16, - Montreal is also cold and damp and we are bracing ourselves for the onslaught of winter.
Are you a newcomer to Seniornet? We will have so much to talk about, I look forward to your views on this interesting short story. My goodness you broke your elbow in the hospital?
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In his short story, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," he definitely leaves his readers guessing. In The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway we have the theme of fear, cowardice, emancipation and coming of age.
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