Thanks a lot for reading, man. Haha, and yeah, I’m a guy. I know it’s tough to tell since my name’s extremely uncommon (and that’s an understatement).
[quote=“Ordell Rodriguez”]I’ve always wondered what might have happened if Vincent and Mia hooked up. Surely Marsellus would have been on them like white on rice, but he ends up dying for that loyalty (fear) later anyway.[/quote]
And that’s the important part. When we’re watching the first chapter, the idea of him making a move on Mia sounds scary as hell because of what Marsellus might do. But by the end of the film, we know that running away with Mia would’ve been the safer thing to do. That’s a big part of why I like Pulp Fiction. It rewards repeat viewings, because early scenes take on new meaning once we know what happens later on. The first time I saw the movie, I was thinking, “Let her go, you’re crazy! Don’t mess with your boss!” But now I think, “Vincent, you idiot, catch up!” just because he’s going to get killed by Butch anyways.
[quote=“Ordell Rodriguez”]Butch and Fabian get to ride into the sunset, Jules takes a shot at redemption, nothing would make me happier than to see Vincent take that chance too, even if it does mean taking his bosses woman.[/quote]
Yeah, that’s exactly it. It’s been said that Pulp Fiction is made up of stories of redemption; and as I tried to point out in my essay, redemption in the film has to be gained through love. All Jules knew was that he and Vincent had to leave the crime world; but for Vincent, it was just as important for him to get with Mia as it was to quit crime.
And I think what really surprised me after analyzing the film, is how love affects the minor characters. Jimmie makes a big fuss about how Jules and Vincent are going to get him divorced from his wife, who he explicitly states his love for. And then what happens to him? He ends up receiving a wad of cash from Mr. Wolf. A similar thing happens with Pumpkin. And also, Tarantino goes out of his way to include Mr. Wolf’s girlfriend in the film, even though she brings absolutely nothing to the table,
except that she happens to further the theme of love (and help my argument ;D ). That seems so convenient that it makes me wonder if it’s more than a coincidence.