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Ethics in Quentin Tarantinos Pulp Fiction First submitted in Long Island University Brooklyn Campus A day in the life of gangsters is how I would describe Pulp Fiction and aptly so It is a dark comedy about blood guts violence strange sex drugs fixed fights dead body disposal leather freaks and a wristwatch In selecting Pulp Fiction for my paper I considered few interesting elements First the main characters Vincent played by John Travolta and Jules played by Samuel L Jackson were depicted as far from being one-dimensional hit-man Director Quentin Tarantino reveals their complexities and depth by not only showing them when they are at work but concentrating more on what they do after work Tarantino develops them as thinkers skeptics and philosophers I found these characters entertaining because they talk about things we think about while they do things we morally reject because they are like us and definitely not like us The second factor which was defiantly a breaking point in selecting Pulp Fiction for my paper was Quentin Tarantinos portrayal of a very different world the inhabitants of which had a skewed set of ethics morals and values This curious worldly outlook gave me extra room to identify philosophical dilemmas we have discussed in our ethics class From the moment we meet Jules and Vincent we watch them talk about ethical codes of conduct this is almost all they talk about Jules asks about Vincents visit to Amsterdam Jules OK So tell me about the hash barsVincent What do you want to know Jules Hash is legal there rightVincent Yeah its legal but it aint a hundred percent legal I mean you just cant walk into a restaurant roll a joint and start puffin away I
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