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Title

Intent and Culpability: A Legal Review of the Shooting in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

Document Type

Article

Citation

Brandt, Kenneth K. and Alicia Mischa Renfroe. “Intent and Culpability: A Legal Review of the Shooting in ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.’” Hemingway Review 33, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 8-29.

Annotation

Legal analysis of the story, discussing the potential ramifications of Margot’s fatal action. Considers Kenya’s contemporary legal system, examining traditional African law, British law, and American law, as well as similar cases reported on at the time, which might have influenced the writing of the story. Discusses the roles of intention and negligence, concluding that Margot’s actions demonstrate culpable negligence and would probably lead to a manslaughter charge.

Published in

Hemingway Review

Volume

33

Issue

2

Date

Spring 2014

Pages

8-29

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