Our literary writers are interested in marriages because it is an interesting subject. Marriages come in so many forms that allow it to be a subject widely written about. Some marriages are happy and some are sad. Some marriages are mysterious and some are dreadful. The subject of marriages can come from religious backgrounds and others can derive from ungodly backgrounds. No matter what the outcome of a marriage is, it is always appealing to some type of audience.
Of all the types of marriages that exist, our writers seem to focus on the bad marriages because I believe they are the marriages with the most drama. It is what today’s society would rather read about. This world is so full of chaos and wickedness until it would much rather read about dramatic bad marriages rather than good wholesome marriages.
Earnest Hemmingway’s “ The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” is a good example of another bad marriage story. All the elements of this story come together to help make the story clear. The setting really helps to add color to the story. The fact that they were on their first African Safari lets the audience see that they are looking for something. I feel that Macomber’s wife was looking for a way out of her marriage that would not leave her broke. I also feel that Francis was looking for happiness. The Macomber’s marriage was one of dread. Mrs. Macomber was only in the marriage for the money. She knew if she left Francis, with her numerous times of infidelity, she would not get a dime from the courts. Francis would not leave his wife because he was in love with her beauty. She had him wrapped around her little finger. She used his fear of the lion to taunt and tease him. When she saw that he had begun to enjoy hunting the animals; it made her furious. It loathed her to have the mere thought of Francis being happy for even one second.