Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

by

Ben Fountain

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Ennis is the Dallas Cowboys' equipment manager. He's in charge of cataloguing and distributing massive amounts of equipment including footballs, padding and personal protection, and over-the-counter medications. Ennis very clearly takes a great deal of pride in his work and his organizational skills, and he refuses to give Billy Advil for this reason—he states that he could lose his job over even that small infraction.
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Ennis Character Timeline in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The timeline below shows where the character Ennis appears in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
10. XXL
Class, Power, and Money Theme Icon
The Absurdity of War Theme Icon
Heroism and Humanity Theme Icon
An equipment manager named Ennis introduces himself and then asks Billy and Dime if they'd like a tour of the... (full context)
Fantasy vs. Reality in the Media Theme Icon
The Absurdity of War Theme Icon
Heroism and Humanity Theme Icon
Dime asks about steroids, but Ennis ignores him and leads them to the footballs and the coaches' equipment. He explains that... (full context)
Fantasy vs. Reality in the Media Theme Icon
Class, Power, and Money Theme Icon
Heroism and Humanity Theme Icon
Dime asks Ennis to autograph his ball. Ennis tries to refuse, but when Dime insists that Ennis runs... (full context)
12. Billy and Mango Are Out For a Walk
Fantasy vs. Reality in the Media Theme Icon
Class, Power, and Money Theme Icon
The Absurdity of War Theme Icon
...itself. He thinks that America is a nightmare of superabundance. As he thinks back to Ennis and the equipment room, he decides that war works the same way: the winner is... (full context)