In your initial post, consider the ideas of words, power, and identity. Also, consider the conflicted ideas about the ending of “Brokeback Mountain.” Is the story empowering for gay men? The GLBTQ* community, generally? Point to specific passages from the text and analyze them to support your claims. You should consider the various ways we interpret fiction and recall from our first unit How to Analyze Novels & Short Stories.
When you reply to two other students’ posts, consider how you may agree or disagree with their understanding of the story. To support your claim, draw a connection between the original post’s claims and one of the short stories or poems from this unit.