Setting, Character and Point of View in Brokeback Mountain This paper explores the text, “Brokeback Mountain,” by Annie Proulx. A brief summary of the plot is as follows: the story involves a long-standing homosexual relationship between two men – a relationship that ultimately undoes one marriage. As it turns out, one of the men, Jack, is eventually killed and Ennis takes with him the old shirts of his former lover as a sort of memory; the film closes with Ennis silently weeping as he buttons the top button of Jack’s old shirt (Proulx et al 1-28). The theme of the story appears straight-forward enough: the two men (or at least Ennis) do not really identify themselves as “gay” – but are gay; the story is about embracing one’s sexuality...The end:
..... everyone’s pain whilst adding to the devastating critique of the intolerant types in the text insofar the narration (at least superficially) is more detached and “objective” than it would be if done in the first-person. In the end, this paper has shown that Brokeback Mountain is a classic exploration of how setting, character and point of view reinforce the story’s underlying theme. Works Cited Proulx, Annie, Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana. Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay. New York: Scribner, 2005. Rose, J., & Joanne Urschel. “understanding the complexity of love in brokeback mountain: An analysis of the film and short story.” Journal of Men's Studies: A Scholarly Journal about Men and Masculinities 2006 Spring; 14 (2): 247-51.