Close Range: Wyoming Stories - Brokeback Mountain Summary & Analysis

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Brokeback Mountain Summary

Ennis del Mar was raised by his older brother and sister after his parents were killed in a car accident. The older siblings kept the family farm going as long as they could, but it finally went under. Ennis is now seventeen and looking for work through the Farm and Ranch Employment. Ennis is matched up with Jack Twist, a young man who grew up on a farm in Lightning Flat toward the Montana border. Joe Aquirre sends the two young men up onto Brokeback to watch over his sheep. The Forest Service requires that the boys stay in one of their designated campsites, but Aquirre wants Jack to stay with the sheep at night to ensure that the wolves do not get them. However, after a few days of this, Jack is unhappy. Ennis agrees to switch with him.

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