What are some of the characteristics of Robert Wilson from the story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"?

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Wilson, like most human beings, has a personality that is a mixture of good and bad, to put it simply. By the standards of our time regarding gender issues, he doesn't come off very well. Though we have no way of knowing how he treats women in general, his attitude toward Margot is one of at best condescension and at worst contempt, in spite of the fact that he gladly takes advantage of her nocturnal appearance in his tent. Margot herself is contemptuous of her husband and, we learn, has a history of infidelity to him even before the lion incident, but this doesn't justify the cruel way Wilson speaks to her at the close of the story, after the shooting of Macomber.

Wilson exemplifies the attitude of men who believe in the basic virtue of courage in the face of physical danger. He also is at least outwardly respectful to others, regardless of what he may think of them, until some glaring fault in them pushes him over the edge, as happens eventually with both Macomber and Margot. For...

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