The analysis of the short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The plot is told in chronological order, with the exception of a long flashback. 

The main characters are Robert Wilson, Francis Macomber, and Margaret Macomber. They have several conflicts throughout the story. The main conflict is between Francis Macomber and Margaret, which ends in his death.

The physical setting is Africa at the beginning of the 20th century. The social setting explores hunting, class differences, stereotypical gender roles, and sexism. 

The story is told from the point of view of a third-person narrator, who appears to be omniscient, but withholds some information from the reader.

The language is neutral. There is a lot of dialogue, through which the characters come to life. 

You can read a more detailed analysis in the following pages.

Short story analysis

I denne vejledning får du Studienets hjælp til at analysere noveller (short stories) i engelsk.