Here are some really cool exerpts from an article about hidden meanings in Pulp. I cant believe all the things that are hidden in the film. Theyre everywhere. Heres a few…
Jules says hes going to walk the Earth like Caine in Kung Fu:
It is significant that Tarantino associates Jules with Caine (Cain), who is a protagonist in both ‘Kung Fu,’ and Genesis.Ã‚Â The Genesis story is very odd because rather than punishing Cain with death for killing Abel, God marks him, making him invulnerable to the attacks of his enemies.Ã‚Â As a result Cain, like Jules is invincible and obliged to wander the earth.
- Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallaces Wife: Significantly, the title expresses the union of Vincent with Marsellus Wallace’s property.Ã‚Â It is no coincidence that Mrs. Wallace’s first name is "Mia,"Ã‚Â the Italian first person possessive pronoun meaning “my” or "mine."Ã‚Â Mia is an extremely valuable piece of property; and she does not function as much more than that in this film.Ã‚Â Vincent is profoundly aware of this and has immense respect for the sanctity of marriage, which in his world is equivalent to possession.
- Jules and Vincent are delivering the briefcase and its mysterious contents to Marsellus at his topless bar named Sally Le Roy’s.Ã‚Â Even the name of the bar connotes possession.Ã‚Â “Le Roy” means “the king” in French.Ã‚Â This bar belongs to the king, Marsellus Wallace.
- BUTCH RETREIVING THE GOLD WATCH:Ã‚Â When Butch goes back for the watch, he ceases to be a double-crossing thug, and becomes a noble knight and a defender of sacred values. Butch transforms his apartment into his personal Wake Island and thereby relives the glorious exploits of his ancestors. Then when Butch rescues Marcellus from Zed and Maynard he has finally earned the right to wear the sacred Gold Watch.
THE PAWN SHOP SEQUENCE: Butch makes a run for it, diving into the Mason and Dixon gun shop, the fateful place where Butch and Marsellus become allies against a common foe.Ã‚Â Before the civil war, the Mason and Dixon line was seen as dividing the slave states from the free states; upon crossing this symbolic line, Butch and Marsellus both become slaves.Ã‚Â Marsellus becomes the sex slave of the sadistic Maynard and Zed. Throughout this film there are many references to Marsellus getting “fucked” by his enemies, but the figurative language used by Vince and Jules to describe Marsellus being deprived of his rightful property becomes literal in this ultra-violent scene.
Marsellus symbolizes the landed aristocracy.Ã‚Â There is no doubt that Marsellus is king of his domain; Vincent and Jules are the knights in his service.Ã‚Â It is significant that the name “Vincent Vega” and “Winnfield” (Jules’ surname) mean the same thing.Ã‚Â Vincent from the Italian “vincere” means “to win,” and Vega means “plain” or “field” in Spanish.Ã‚Â Both Vincent and Jules win the field for Marsellus.Ã‚Â