Essay: The Story of the Pulp Fiction
The film Pulp Fiction tells the story of two gangsters namely Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega in three days. Two men, Pumpkin and Honey Bunny decide to rob a diner after having breakfast in it for they realize that they can make money off the customers. We meet Winnfield and Vega as they drive around as they are going to collect a briefcase from their comrade Brett. An ageing prizefighter by the name of Butch Coolidge has accepted a large amount of money in order to take part in an upcoming fight. (Gleiberman available online) Butch ends up killing his opponent, although he is paid to lose to show how ruthless these actors are in the film.
The two of them are die-hard gangsters who are out to get what they want under all circumstances. The main theme in the film is that of violence as the gangsters try to take control of their territories. It is of paramount importance to note that the combination of opening the briefcase is 666, which is associated with the beast in the bible. This shows that the owners of the briefcase are up to no good and they are likely to cause trouble as they go about with their business. Before Jules executes anybody he recites a verse he claims is from the biblical passage, Ezekiel 25:17 as a way of asking for forgiveness from the creator for the sin he is about to commit. The verse goes on like,
” The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”(Tarantino)