Ernest Hemingway is a great writer, and specifically a great writer on masculinity. Personally I treat the ‘old man and the sea’ (focused on death, fatherhood, honor and professionalism) as a nearly religious text and read it over 20 times. Not all of his works are of equal worth, and very often he writes about defective incomplete men. However, he has a deep knowledge on men and the sexuality of women and when he writes about the behavior of a complete man, much is to be learned (although he seem not to know or care about the maternal part of women).
This is a page from ‘The Fifth Column,’ showing a great example of amused mastery, which I’m sure Heartiste, Roosh and Rollo would approve.
The description of Philip’s behavior is amazing, in very little words much is said. Philip’s behavior radiates a clear message:to Dorothy ‘You are not my equal, I like you but I am your superior’ (also note the semi-shit-test ‘sit here’ which he takes as a joke). The attraction of women to dominant men and the evo/bio reasons to it are widely discussed in the manosphere (my take is here and here) and I’ll not expand on it now, the simple result is the Dorothy’s attraction for Philip is inevitable.
Hemingway’s ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ is a harsh manospherian-like accusation against girl-power-type western women. In this story a Cuckold finds courage and becomes a man for a few hours before being killed by his girl-power wife since, while she likes to have sex with strong ‘alpha’ men on the side, a strong and uncontrollable husband terrifies her. To Hemingway, Francis’ few hours as an unafraid man are worth more than his entire life as a whipped beta husband, and these few happy hours defined his life.
Dear young Patriarch, read more Hemingway.