Study Guide

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Characters

By Ernest Hemingway

Francis Macomber

On the surface, Macomber looks like a well-to-do, groomed sportsman. He is thirty-five years old,...

Margaret "Margot" Macomber (a.k.a. "Memsahib," the Indian word for the wife of a white official)

Margot is not an easy character to like. She is considered by some critics to be a predator,...

Robert Wilson

Wilson is an English hunting guide (a professional, which is to say he does not let emotion or...

The Gun Bearers, the Native Boys, and Others

There are a ton of tiny characters who populate the pages of this story, but to be honest, they...