Margot Macomber’s Voice in Hemingway’s "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"
Aims to explain how different readers arrive at different interpretations of the story, focusing primarily on narrative perspective and character consciousness. Unlike critics who claim Macomber is finished with Margot, Cheatham reads Macomber’s wave as evidence that Macomber has tolerantly accepted their dysfunctional relationship. Interprets Margot’s lack of response to his gesture as indicative of her own acceptance, thus proving she shot at the buffalo.
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