The Final Scene In Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

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In Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, released in 1994, the audience is able to view story play out from the point of view of the gangster. The audience is only able to grasp the true complexity of the characters and story at the end. One cannot truly understand how the pieces of the story fit together until they reach the end of the film where their mind is able to fit the pieces together like a puzzle pieces. This is because of the alternative structure of the film. The film deviates from the norm in that it is considered a non-linear film. The events and scenes are not necessarily shown to the audience in chronological order. There is more than one perspective for the same event and the protagonist changes throughout. This genre of non-linear …show more content…
We previously see Jules kill a man for the purpose of intimidating another who has failed at a business arrangement with Jule’s boss, Marsellus Wallace. Jules, however experiences a “miracle” where him and Vincent, played by John Travolta are able to be missed by bullets shot only feet away from them. From then on the audience is able to see a noticeable change in Jules that concludes in the last scene. We are able to see that his character is progressive because he changes from his characterization as a gangster. Pulp Fiction’s final scene uses clever dialogue, effective editing that compliments the mise-en-scène
The Dialogue of the last scene is canny and like the rest of the movie add a comical sense to the film. The dialogue of a movie allows the audience to stay on track and is considered audiovisual language while using the principles of suspense. In the Non-linear film chapter of Jeff Rush’s Alternative Scriptwriting, Rush defines the problem as boredom saying, “Here [in nonlinear films] writers look to plot, exaggeration, and over-the-top dialogue to avoid boredom” (163 Rush). Rush’s claim is clearly portrayed in Pulp Fiction. The scene starts out with Jules and Vincent sitting at a booth in the diner. The
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Vincent ask Jules if he wants some of his sausage. When Jules declines, it leads Vincent to ask him and if he is jewish. Then Jules goes into his explanation of how he doesn 't eat pork because pigs are filthy animals. This gives the two characters a laugh, and Vincent is happy that Jules has “lighten[ed] up a little bit”. From the beginning of the scene one can see how Jules appears to be far away in thought. We find out here that he’s been thinking about the miracle he feels has occurred. When Jules says this, Vincent replies, “The miracle you witnessed. I witnessed a freak occurrence.” his language of the word “freak occurrence” is so far from a miracle, it brings a lighthearted mood in for the audience. So Jules ask Vincent his definition of a miracle which he describes as “when God makes the impossible possible.” Jules tries to explain to him that you can’t go by the book when thinking about God and that he felt that God had been involved. When Vincent ask Jules if he’s going

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