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Ezekiel 25:17
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Ezekiel 25:17

In a similar fashion to Seven, the Bible lends itself to Pulp Fiction. Vincent Vega’s coworker Jules Winnfield is inspired by the bible to the point of fanaticism. The fanaticism of Winnfield with the bible could be summed up in one passage that he continues to use throughout the film. The biblical reference he takes is from the book of Ezekiel. The passage in part was scripted but still kept part of the original Ezekiel 25:17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmvnXKRfdb8 The juxtaposition of the bible to Winnfield’s speech is interesting because the bible normally was meant to inspire hope and bring out good in the people who read it. In Jules’s case the verse from Ezekiel is meant to incite fear in his enemies before he kills them. Although this is not to say that the bible doesn’t depict God as being vengeful. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is just one instance of God being vengeful in the bible. Jules is inspired each time by reciting the passage to the point that he believes it gives his life some purpose. When one of Jules’s enemies fires his gun at him only to miss every single shot Jules interprets his good fortune as being divine intervention.

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