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Title

Margot Macomber’s Voice in Hemingway’s "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

Document Type

Article

Citation

Cheatham, George. “Margot Macomber’s Voice in Hemingway’s ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.’” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 83, no. 3 (2000): 739-64.

Annotation

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.

Published in

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Volume

83

Issue

3

Date

2000

Pages

739-764

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