The short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” unfolds with Francis Macomber, his wife, Margaret (referred in the short story as Margot), and Robert Wilson; a professional hunter paid to guide them in their adventure in an African safari (tour). The short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” by Ernest Hemingway, tells the tale of an African Safari and a man’s journey to becoming courageous.

The story focuses on Francis Macomber and his transition from a life of cowardice to a life of courage. Margot Macomber as the Hemingway Code Hero in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” Ernest Hemingway is among the most unmatched of American authors. Characteristic of most of Ernest Hemingway’s works, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” begins with a man and a woman seemingly happily in love but ends with that very love turning on itself and resulting in tragedy. Hemingway often created characters that showed the characteristics that he believed made a boy into a man. In his works, he is often said to focus on gender roles, especially those of men. Hemingway portrays Francis Macomber as … While reading “The Short & Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” I focused on the question, what made his life short and happy.At first I took the interpretation of short and happy literally, translating too, living a short life (age) and happy meaning (wealth).After some thought though I realize that Hemingway meant something entirely different. Francis Macomber and his wife Margaret Macomber are on an African safari with a man name Robert Wilson. They begin where the trio is making lunch at their camp in Africa. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” the overcoming of fear is shown throughout the story.