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brokeback-mountain-annie-proulxSources: The Advocate, Biography.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica,IMDb, Los Angeles Times, The TelegraphCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Narratorhere were only the two of them on the mountain, flying in the euphoric, bitter air. Tire IronRepresents bias and violence toward gay peopleShirtsEmbody the hidden love and forbidden desire between Jack and EnnisBrokeback MountainSymbolizes love, happiness, and life-altering experienceSymbolsAn award-winning author, Proulx chooses rural settings and eccentric characters for her writing. In part she intended “Brokeback Mountain” as a critical look at the mythology of the West”—the manly cowboy world—in hopes of creating empathy for people who don’t follow societal norms.ANNIE PROULXBORN 1935AuthorEnnis del MarStruggling ranch hand; cannot publicly acknowledge feelings for JackJack TwistRanch hand and rodeo cowboy; wants Ennis to live with himJoe AguirreForest Service foreman; hires Ennis and Jack and spies on themMain CharactersSociety treats gay people with disdain, rejection, and violence. IntoleranceThe two men share a physical and emotional bond, yet their relationship leads to tragedy.LoveJack and Enniss lives are defined by the choices they make and the ones they avoid.Consequences of ChoicesIt's the early 1960s, and two earthy ranch hands fall in love in Wyomings soaring mountains. Struggling with their emotions and societys expectations, they seek an uneasy balance between their romance and the demands of a homophobic and unforgiving world.Love, Danger, and HeartacheTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1997Year PublishedAnnie ProulxAuthorBrokebackMountainDramaShort Story

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