Antonia Landi

NAME: Antonia Landi

COURSE:

MODULE: Introduction to Literature

ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Challenging Genres: Brokeback Mountain

It has become clear that making the distinction between cowboy and ranch hand is very important in the film Brokeback Mountain. Why, however, is a seemingly small detail like this so crucial to our understanding of the film? The opponents of the film felt strongly that the story trampled over one of the national symbols of America; namely, the cowboy. So, if one was to put it simply: had the story not been about two cowboys, it would not have raised such controversy.

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