Jake Gyllenhaal Comparison

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Jack’s physical appearance is slightly different in the movie, he was described in the book as “high-arched nose and narrow face was scruffy and a little cave-chested, balanced a small torso on long, caliper legs, possessed a muscular and supple body”. In fact Jack’s character went to some changes during the adaptation when he is played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Both characters are become more “prettier” then they were originally written to be more appropriate for the Hollywood standards. Gyllenhaal was also nominated for an Academy Award in a category for his supporting role. This can be a sign of the fact that the short story and the movie are focuses more on Ennis inside battle with his feelings. It would be invalid to say that his character is …show more content…
In the end when Ennis visits Jack’s parents, Ennis can feel in the air Jack’s father disapproval. In the short story his father’s words were described as “old man spoke angrily” (49) but in the movie his father seems more disgusted as he says “I know where Broke Back mountain is”. This and the fact that he knows and despite of that he didn’t brought his ashes there is a sign of refusal of accepting his son. Was Jack’s father a homophobic? In the book we can’t be sure but in the movie we can definitely see in his attitude. Of course not as much as Ennis’s father was, who died before the story started and we don’t know much about him but Jack never experienced homophobia in a way Ennis was. My point with this returns to the study, Ennis and Jack lived in a same place and time but they come from a different family background. This and his tough childhood could be the reason why Ennis whole character was more distant. Also, Jack mother is definitely comforting character while his father was insulted Jack’s ideas his mother only said good things about him. In the movie when Jack’s father reveals that there were another guy whom he wanted to move there with his mother places her hand in Ennis shoulder and offered him to up to Jack’s old room while in the book Jack’s father offers it. This gesture and her offer only exist in the movie which gave her …show more content…
Jack and Ennis both got married after the separation, Ennis knew Alma before the summer in Brokeback but still married to her because that was the “right” thing to do. Alma and Lureen are particularly complex characters but they are very important in a sense of their relation to the male protagonists. During the story they never met with each other, we get to know a little about them they have and they have limited screen time. Just like in Jack’s mother’s case they become more real in the

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