Pulp Fiction Analysis

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Taylor Rogers
4/8/12
O’Neal
Paper 3
ENGL 1023

Character Analysis

Can one character make an entire script move with reason? In the script “Pulp Fiction” by Quentin Tarantino Vincent Vega is that voice of reason that makes the entire script move. In the script “Pulp Fiction” by Tarantino Vincent Vega is portrayed and used as the voice of reason, and always uses logic to get to his final assumptions. In the first scene we come across Vincent he is talking to Jules about his trip to Europe. Vincent uses something that most countries have in common, which is “MacDonald’s”(2); this is also something that Jules can relate to. Vincent explains what they call a quarter pounder with cheese; they call it a “Royale with Cheese”(2). Vincent uses small things to explain how different countries eat their food for example Vincent talks about what they use in Holland instead of ketchup, they uses mayonnaise. “I seen 'em do it. And I don't mean a little bit on the side of the plate, they fuckin' drown 'em in it.”(2). In the next scene we see Vincent Vega use logic to figure out whether or not they should have shotguns. Jules just assumes that they need shotguns, because shotguns are better than their .45’s that they have. Vincent on the other hand asks questions about the amount of people in the room “so there could be five people up there?”(3) Jules responds with possibly, this is when Vincent says, “we should have fuckin’ shotguns”(3). In Vincent’s and Jules’ last argument about how Jules thinks it was a miracle that all the bullets missed when the young man shot at him, Vincent says it was a freak occurrence “ever seen that show "COPS?" I was watchin' it once and this cop was on it who was talkin' about this time he got into this gunfight with a guy in a hallway. He unloads on this guy and he doesn't hit anything. And these guys were in a hallway. It's a freak, but it happens.”(72). The next part of the scene we see Vincent’s .45...
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