2-2 - essay on the story "The Short Happy Life of...

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Maheen Hasan 2-2 Essay After in depth analysis of "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" the reader can conclude that Margot intended to kill her husband. Francis and Margot are stuck in a miserable and unsatisfying marriage. Neither is kind to the other or even cares for the other. Margot is constantly belittling Francis. Throughout the story she indiscreetly tells her husband he's a coward for fearing the lion. She says it politely but sarcastically showing her 'bitchery'. Margot is unsatisfied with her husband, for her (or society back then) he isn't manly or brave but a coward…a characteristic that defies masculinity and upsets Margot. In his own way Francis is also cruel to his wife. He gets stressed by Margot's attitude and snaps at her like when he told her to stop her bitchery. Also, he treats her like the third wheel instead of his companion (which any woman would despise). Margot asks to go watch Francis and Wilson hunt but Francis clearly doesn’t desire her company. Not only does he
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