Perspectives

In what follows, we will give you some ideas on a number of aspects that can help you gain a broader perspective on “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proul…

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Current issues

Published in 1997 and exploring homophobia between the 1960s and 1980s in US rural society, the story is still relevant today because homophobic attitudes have not disappeared. Parts of Western society still reject homosexuals an…

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Works with the same theme

For the theme of homosexuality, we recommend stories like “Smile” by Roddy Doyle, and “Kiss and Tell” by John Sam Jones. “Smile” follows a boy in a Catholic school who becomes one of his teacher’s favorites in the class. The teacher is known for his homosexual inclinations so the boy becomes…

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Screen adaptations

Annie Proulx’s story was adapted into a film by the same title in 2005, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film was much acclaimed, receiving various awards. However, some of the viewers of the film were disappointed with its ending and criticized the writer for failing to understand how homosexuals act and fe…

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