Thus Wilson knows that, somehow, he must regain the upper hand over Margo. It was, he says, "like a dam bursting. She now knows that he has found his sense of manhood and that his future does not include her because he can change, and perhaps she cannot. Fully aware that he would face legal action were the officials in Nairobi to find out that he hunts from moving vehicles, Wilson defies the odds — until Macomber reveals how dangerous a "hunter" his wife, Margot, is: When he encountered a wounded lion, he ran in fear and had to be saved by Wilson, the tour guide.
She even expressed her discontent with his actions almost to a point of mockery. When they find the buffalo, it charges Macomber.
He keeps right on going after moping for a bitand gets back out on the horse, or, we should say, the hunt. In contrast, Margot sits "very white faced. As we all know, good wives admire nothing in a husband except his capacity to deal with lions, so we can sympathize with the poor woman in her trouble.
In other words, Wilson was probably more than used to be a babysitter for the adventurous wealthy. Her motivations are more often narrated by Wilson, the great white hunter, who thinks very little of her, except for her beauty and her sexuality when she is quiet.
Francis and his wife, Margot, are on a big-game safari in generalized Africa. Johnston argues that Wilson "has much to gain by making Mrs.
His wife is hardly steadfast, and failing to kill that lion gives his lady an opportunity to jump all over him, in a bad way. However, at the moment, he has just demonstrated that he is a coward.
Wilson has courage but Macomber, who is afraid of lions, has none. Richard Wilson is exactly what you would consider a safari tour guide to the rich to be like- experienced, fearless, and a little pompous.
The next day, Macomber wants to give it another go, this time hunting buffalo.
Being a safari guide alone requires an amount of courage that most individuals do not possess. Bwana "Mister" or "Master"; a term of respect.
Hemingway is very careful with these details so that he can fully explore the depths to which Macomber has sunk. First he wonders if they can set the grass afire, but it is too green; then he suggests sending in the beaters, but Wilson says that suggestion is "just a touch murderous.
Francis Macomber may have had a moment of weakness and fear when he came face to face with a lion but through his self control and his later actions, he showed much more courage than Richard Wilson and Margot put together. As their conversation ends, Wilson suggests that Macomber might make up his failure with the lion when they hunt buffalo the next morning.
Wilson likewise does not abide by conventional rules for hunting game during safaris. Francis had shown bravery but was no match for the wounded buffalo that had begun to charge towards him.
Most contemptuous is Margot Macomber, who witnessed the entire scene from her place in the car.
Macomber decides he wants to hunt buffalo to try to make up for his screw-up. When they go after the lion, Macomber is nervous to the point of being reluctant to leave the car in which they are traveling to take his shot.
In a flashback, the reader realizes that Macomber and his beautiful wife, Margot, are wealthy Americans, and that this jaunt is their first safari — and that Macomber, when faced with his first lion, bolted and fled, earning the contempt of his wife.
What exactly is so perfect about it?
The final insult to Wilson comes when Macomber asks for reassurance that he will not talk about the incident when they return to civilization.
The good things we gain are the sweetest, and the most short-lived. But if Wilson is a less-perfect character himself, then his judgment of Margot is suspect. Macomber both hates and needs Wilson in spite of this.
The safari was but one of the many adventures Macomber has enjoyed, as a wealthy and athletic man. Frankly, though, Hem did not have to go far to find an example of a disastrous marriage.
He cannot bring himself to face her and assert his leadership in their marriage, allowing her to step all over him. She makes no secret of this as she slips off in the middle of the night for a rendezvous with the safari guide, Robert Wilson.The story opens with Francis Macomber, Margot Macomber, and Robert Wilson all having a gimlet with lunch.
Gloom is in the air but everyone is "pretending that nothing had happened" ().
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