Brokeback Mountain By Annie Proulx

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Brokeback Mountain By Annie Proulx

  1. 1. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN<br />Jana Arroyo Hernández <br />Marta Martínez Jara<br />
  2. 2. Real name: Edna AnnieProulx<br />Born in 1935<br />American journalist and writer<br />Mainworks:<br />TheShipping News (1993) PulitzerPrize and NationalBookaward<br />Brokeback Mountain(1997) “short storypublished in THE NEW YORKER” O. Henry Prize and TheNational Magazine award.<br />CloseRange, Wyoming storiesBookAwardforBestFiction<br />Biography:<br />
  3. 3. Bythesummer of 1963 Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist meteachother at Aguirre’strailer office.<br />Joe Aguirre hiredthemtotakecare of hissheeps.<br />Bythat time of hardwork Ennis and Jack startstheirrelationship, but a complexone.<br />First time theyhave sex: No onerecognizeswhathappens. <br />Aguirre willdiscoverthemhavingrelationships. He doesn’tlikethesituation and inventsan excuse tofirethem.<br />Ennis and Jack willrecovertheirlives:<br />Ennis getsmarriedwith Alma and theywillhave 2 children<br />Jack will do rodeos and meetsLureen in Texas.<br />4 yearslater Ennis and Jack recovertheirrelationship.<br />For 20 yearstheyspentsporadic time togetherbecausetheyhaveotherobligations.<br />Ennis willknowJack’sDeathby a postcard. Butwedon’tknow in whatcircumstancesbecausethere are twopossibilities: anaccidentor a murderbecause of his sexual condition.<br />At theend Ennis will realice that Jack wasthemostimportantperson in hislife.<br />Plot<br />
  4. 4. Themes:<br />HOMOSEXUALITY:<br />Notrecognition of sexual condition:<br />“Theynevertalkedaboutthe sex, letithappen, at firstonly in thetent at night, then in thefuklldaylightwiththehotsunstrikingdown, and at evening in thefireglow, quick, rough, laughing and snorting, no lack of noisesbutsaingnot a goddamwordexcept once Ennis said: “ I’mnot no queer”, and Jack jumped in with “ Me neither. A one-shotthing. Nobody’sbusinessbutours”.”<br />HowThe outsiders seehomosexuality:<br />“Theybelievedthemselves invisible, notknowingJoe Aguirre hadwatchedthemthroughhisbinocularsfor ten minutes oneday, waitinguntilthey’dbuttoned up their jeans, waitinguntil Ennis rode back tothesheep […] ThenextweekJoe Aguirre sentwordtobringthemdown […]and theypacked in thegame and moved offthemountainwiththesheep, stonesrolling at theirheels, purplecloudcrowding in frontthewest and the metal smell of comingsnow pressing themon.”<br />
  5. 5. “ Therewasthistwooldguysranchedtogetherdownhom, Earl and Rich – Dad woukldpass a remarkwhen he seenthem. Theywas a jokeeventoughtheywasprettytougholdbirds. I waswhat, nineyearsold and theyfoundEarldead in a irrigationditch. They’dtook a tire irontohim, spurredhim up, drughimarroundbyhisdickuntillitpulled off, justbloodypulp. Whatthe tire iron done lookedlikepieces a burnedtomatoesalloverhim, nosetoredownfromskiddinongravel.”<br />Homosexuality as perverssion<br />“ Don’t lie, don’t try tofool me, Ennis. I knowwhatitmeans: Jack Twist? Jack Nasty. You and him—”[…]” “Shut up”, he said. “Mindyourownbusiness. Youdon’tknownnothinaboutit””.<br />Themes (II)<br />
  6. 6. Ennis del Mar:<br /><ul><li> A rough-mannered, paycheck-to-paycheckranchworker.
  7. 7. He wasraisedbyhisolderbrother and sister.
  8. 8. He falls in lovewithjack twist duringthesummer in Brokeback Mountain.
  9. 9. He marriedwith Alma Beers and theyhadtwodaughters.</li></ul>Jack Twist: <br /><ul><li>A passionate, emotionalranchworker.
  10. 10. He isobsessedwiththeglitzy rodeo lifestyle.
  11. 11. He is in lovewith Ennis.
  12. 12. He marriedwithLureenand theyhaveone son.</li></ul>Alma Beers:<br /><ul><li>Ennis’slong-sufferingwife.
  13. 13. SheseesJack and Ennis kissing.
  14. 14. Shegetsdivorcefrom Ennis.
  15. 15. Finallysheconfrontswith Ennis in a Thanksgivingdinner.</li></ul>Characters:<br />
  16. 16. Lureen:<br /><ul><li>Jack’swife
  17. 17. Lureen has moneyfromherfather’sbussines.</li></ul>Joeaguirre:<br /><ul><li>Theforemanwhohires Jack and Ennis towork as herder and camp tender onBrokeback Mountain.
  18. 18. Aguirre spiesthemwithhisbinoculars.
  19. 19. Latersuggestsjackthat he sawthemonBrokeback.</li></ul>Characters (II):<br />

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