Two short reading respond due today before 12am

“The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway

Answer the two following questions and create two critical, thoughtful responses at least 100 words for each.

  1. How does Hemingway dramatize the idea of “grace under pressure” in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”?
  2. Does Mrs. Macomber deliberately murder her husband, or does she shoot him accidentally while she is aiming at the buffalo? What does your answer to the preceding question reveal about Mrs. Macomber’s character—and, by extension, human behavior?