The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

by

Ernest Hemingway

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The Lion

The lion, a symbol of courage and masculine prowess, is the first animal Francis Macomber encounters on his safari, and it is the animal that most terrifies him. Its roar, a powerful, unnerving, “deep-chested moaning,”…

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The Car

The car that Wilson and the Macombers use to hunt is notable because it is forbidden. At once a symbol of innovation, masculinity, and humanity’s—often futile—attempt to dominate the natural world, it appears throughout the…

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