Pulp Fiction Essay

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PULP FICTION Shit The word ¡§shit¡¨ is used as a single utterance which is used to express one¡¦s feeling towards somethings. For example, when Jules (Samuel L Jackson) is being tricked, he expresses his anger by saying ¡§Shit!¡¨ ¡§Shit¡¨ is also used a lot to as the word ¡§thing¡¨. Vincent (John Travolta) says that: He isn¡¦t gonna have a sense of humor about that shit.In this line, ¡§shit¡¨ can be refers to a possible adultery he talked about in the previous conversation. And in line: No, forget it, it's too risky. I'm through doing that shit.The ¡§shit¡¨ means robbing a bank which is ¡§too risky¡¨. In these two examples, ¡§shit¡¨ is used to refer to things the characters are talking about. And by using ¡§shit¡¨, the characters convey a sense of contempt to the things they are talking about.However, shit is also used to refer to things which the characters have no contempt to at all. The line: It's real, real, real, good shit It is spoken by a drug dealer, the ¡§shit¡¨ is referring to drugs. The character is selling his drugs and is sincerely admiring his drug. We can see that ¡§shit¡¨ is used as ¡§thing¡¨, however, it shows the speaker¡¦s attitude towards the thing referred. And the attitude can be either positive or negative.Asshole The words ¡§asshole¡¨ and ¡§motherfucker¡¨ are used as one single utterance to curse people. We find that when a character is really angry at other characters, he will call them ¡§asshole¡¨ or ¡§motherfucker¡¨. ¡§Asshole¡¨ is always used to express anger or hatred towards another person, however, ¡§motherfucker¡¨ is not.Motherfucker ¡§Motherfucker¡¨ is used to show contempt towards other people but it is also used to address people without any attitude invovled. In Marsellus¡¦s (Ving Rhames) first speech, he calls Butch (Bruce Willis ) ¡§one smiling motherfucker¡¨: I think you're gonna find yourself one smiling motherfucker . . . This business is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfuckers who thought their ass aged like wine.Marsellus speaks this speech calmly and shows that he is not cursing Butch. He is simply referring wrestlers in the wrestling business as ¡§motherfuckers¡¨ and Butch is one of them, so he is a ¡§motherfucker¡¨. Marsellus has no contempt towards Butch but he has contempt towards other wrestlers, thus he calls them ¡§motherfuckers¡¨. And as he refers other wrestlers as ¡§motherfuckers¡¨ and Butch is one of them, therefore he calls him a...

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