Pulp fiction

Essay by rudogUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2004

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In the 1994 controversial movie Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino creates the ultimate crime drama by illustrating the stories of a series of people that eventually unite as the film progresses. The film initiates with two small-time thieves, Honey Bunny and Pumpkin, who spontaneously decide to hold up a restaurant. The film then shifts to the story of Jules and Vincent, who are hit men for the well-known and feared Marcellus Wallace, who is caught up in a deal gone wrong with struggling boxer Butch Coolidge. The explosive violence provides for great action, and the crafty dialogue is the source for many entertaining one-liners and long conversations between characters. This movie marks the changing definitions of "masculine" and "feminine," and illustrates provocative gender roles played out by men and women in unusual situations.

Many movies and stories represented in the Media tend to lean more toward the interest of a single gender rather than everyone as a whole.

For a period of time most movies for men seemed to have powerful masculine roles and didn't contain powerful feminine roles. Only more recently are movies and media bringing out female roles with equal parts. For instance, some may argue that the movie Pulp Fiction was created for the entertainment of male masculinity. Director and creator Quentin Tarantino is notorious for his harsh, almost gory entertainment. Pulp Fiction seems to match the description of a male affiliated movie by the way Tarantino ties the action with the suspense of certain rough characters. It is a movie that deals with the lives of several bosses and gangsters and their daily struggles. Yet, within all these hard-core gangsters is a woman of greater character, Mia Wallace.

Mia Wallace is the brave and confident wife of the big boss Marcellus Wallace. She plays...