Monday, April 13, 2009
The homophobia throughout the movie Brokeback Mountain is relevant throughout the entire film. The one scene that stood out to me was when Jack’s wife told Ennis how he (Jack) died over the phone. I believe that when the tear began to roll down her face it was not because she was upset that he died but because she was guilty for the murder of her husband. According to Lureen, Jack’s wife, he was killed when a tire exploded and the tire iron hit is face but the images that the audience and what I believe Ennis sees is three men beating his face in with the tire iron because of his homosexual ways. This beating foils the same beating that Ennis has flashbacks of, when his father took him to see the man who had his genitals rip off and dragged by a horse.