Brokeback Mountain compare and contrast Essay

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First, I applaud the movie for daring to tell a story that nobody else presumed creating. Even in 2005, this was a pretty prohibited thing to discuss. To its credit, the movie follows the original story fairly close, but a details were left out that made all the difference. The short story Brokeback Mountain (1997) written by Annie Proulx received a lot of attention when it was first published in the New Yorker. The story is about the relationship between Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, two cowboys who develop a forbidden love for each other and have to live separate lives. They first meet when they both get hired to herd sheep on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming. The movie adaptations by the director Ang Lee, came out 2005. And it received…show more content…
They actually talk about it, how much better this is than with any woman. It shows them close, it shows them getting personal, even discussing the possibility of running away together. The movie did not discribe the emotional intimacy Jack and Ennis shared even before they had sex. Ennis's emotional transformation in Jack's company appears in the book with the line, "Ennis, riding against the wind back to the sheep in the treacherous, drunken light, thought he'd never had such a good time, felt he could paw the white out of the moon." The deep friendship does not reveal in the movie, the way the book does, which was the foundation for their love. (Walford, Compare/contrast the book vs. the movie, ennisjack, 2006) Alma take a quite big part in the short-story, because of Ennis and his importance. As I mentioned before, Ennis is more well portrayed than Jack and this makes Ennis and Alma's relationship more evident. "In December Ennis married Alma Beers and had her pregnant by mid-January." This shows how Alma is mentioned only because of Ennis. Whereas Jack and Laureen's relationship in the short-story is insignificant and unutterable. "I got a boy, said Jack. Eight months old. Tell you what, I married a cute little old Texas girls down in Childress - Laureen." This is the only time Jack mention Laureen, the others are Ennis trying to make him remember her. "You got your baby and wife, that place in Texas." In the film we get the opportunity to

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