Please login or register. Home Help Login Register. Brokeback Mountain Forum ennisjack. Perfection is subjective, depends on the subject! As such, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about the movie, and its main characters, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
During the course of all of this thinking, I came to a few conclusions Ennis del mar bisexual formed a few thoughts on Ennis and Jack.
Of course, these are only my thoughts and opinions, so that means that they are not by any means canon or exact. I think that he was genuinely fond of her, and with no parental models to Ennis del mar bisexual of in that department, his view of love would have been skewed.
Therefore, not really knowing what love felt like, I believe he thought that what he felt for Alma was, in fact, love. I think that Jack Twist blindsided him.
I doubt that he had ever felt any attraction to a man until he met "Ennis del mar bisexual." I also think that even though he was drawn to and interested in Jack Perhaps because at that point he had no real experience with either, so he would never have made the connection.
I feel that the thought of Jack in a sexual way may never have crossed his mind until Jack made the first move on the FNIT. Yes, he did a lot of "Ennis del mar bisexual" nice things for Jack My thought is that the lack of realization that he was attracted to Jack, explains his initial reaction to Jacks advance. When he woke up and realized what was happening, his immediate reaction was to jump away and fight to keep Jack away. I think there were two things on his mind that were causing him to have mixed feelings.
After all, he was the direct cause and object of his conflicting thoughts. At some point, he apparently decided that he might want to continue in a sexual relationship with Jack. I think it is safe to assume that Ennis had already decided what he was going to say to Jack before he came across him lying there in the field. While he was sitting out by the fire, it is obvious that he is unsure.
However, by walking over and entering the tent where it is quite obvious that Jack is there, shirtless and waiting for him, Ennis is admitting to Jack, and ultimately to himself, that he wants Jack.
He becomes much less stiff pardon the pun around Jack and seems to relax and begin enjoying their relationship. We can see this from the scene just after the SNIT. It is obvious that they are enjoying themselves, wrestling around and quite freely touching each other. Then, Ennis finally wrestles Jack to the ground and begins kissing him. Then of course comes the horrible Ennis del mar bisexual when Aguirre tells them to bring the sheep down early.
The problem is, after that day things got a lot more intimate and Ennis started having some real feelings for Jack. I almost think in a way that he forgot that the summer was not going to last forever, so when it ended a month early it came as a double blow.
I think that a very real part of Ennis wanted to find a way to stay with Jack after they came down from the mountain, Ennis del mar bisexual, the part of him that still clung to the homophobia that he had always known, would not allow him Ennis del mar bisexual do it.
I think that his leaving Jack and marrying Alma was not so much an act of carrying out his duty to Alma as it was a last ditch effort for Ennis to prove to himself that he could not possibly be in love with another man.
An effort that proved to be futile, as it is made very obvious by the reunion and the 16 year relationship that the two shared beyond that. His need to keep Jack in his life in some capacity was the biggest testimony, in my opinion, that he did indeed love Jack very much.
So, the question is, was Ennis gay? My thought is, no!
Ennis Del Mar never felt any need or desire to be with any other man but Jack. He never looked at other men, but he was obviously attracted to woman and had no compulsion against looking at them, otherwise he would not have been able to carry on a relationship with Cassie.
My opinion is that Ennis was a straight man, who fell in love with the one person that understood him Ennis del mar bisexual accepted him for who and what he was.
The above analysis seems to me to be entirely logical and consistent - I would add that Ennis was engaged before he met Jack, and apparently Alma is a church-goer, from what she says later, so it's unlikely they'd have had sex before marrying.
In any cast that engagement would be hedged about with prohibitions and limitations. Once he realises what Jack is offereing, he's already involved in it, and it comes, on Jack's side, with no limitations, conditions, inhibitions or with any apparent sense of Jack's agreement that he isn't queer either is clearly meant to reassure Ennis and isn't true.
I can't help thinking that it must be an enormous relief to Ennis to be offered something so unconditional. Had he never met Jack, which is hypothetical of course, I think he'd have married Alma and become a partner in an unremarkable marriage of the sort he must have seen from the outside at least - his sister and brother had both married.
Somehow none of these come over as a lot more than marriages of convenience, in tun e with society's expectations. All you can say is that passion isn't predictable; when someone inspires it, it doesn't make any differnece who or what they are.
Friend that's more words than you spoke in 2 weeks. What you did is something I've often thought of -- piecing together my own mental narrative of what made Ennis tick.
Mine follows a somewhat different path than yours, drawing on some different details than you did. However I do find your take interesting and definitely appreciate that
Ennis del mar bisexual shared it! After all, none of us are the final experts on a topic like this, and that makes it so much more interesting than discussing sometihng which is a black-and-white fact like the model of Kurt's car.
I posted this somewhere else and I'll post it again. What I don't know - Whether or not Ennis was gay. What I do know - Ennis was in love with Jack. What could possibly top it? In loving memory of Matthew Shepard - Love is a force of nature. There ain't never enough time, never enough Very well written and as said before my fellow Brokies Thank you for sharing it with us. Patriot1 on Aug 13, Thanks, Amtamburo, for your thoughts.