The Movie ' Pulp Fiction '

2123 Words Jul 27th, 2016 9 Pages
Pulp Fiction, a film where every 1950’s pop culture icon is on display from Zorro to Buddy Holly. Quentin Tarantino 's 1994, Pulp Fiction, went on to win an Oscar for best original screenplay, and gained a cult following. This report will examine the film 's relationship with Nihilist theory. The film is centered around Jules Winnfiel’s [Samuel L. Jackson] transformation, from someone with no sense of what to believe in, to someone who experiences ‘Divine intervention’ and rethinks his system of values, which is a prominent idea expressed in Nihilist doctrines. Jules is the vessel in which Tarantino uses to exhibit Nihilistic theory in the film. This report will be on how the film is centered around the struggle to find an sustainable objective framework , that can judge morals and beliefs, through Jules Winnfield. Which is a fundamental conjecture in regards to Nihilism .

Nihilism, a philosophy in which the doctrine itself implies that all values and beliefs are meaningless, this ideology is defined by the internet encyclopedia of philosophy as: “the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence.”[2] Nihilistic theory is often associated with German Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, who popularized the idea that Nihilism is a widespread phenomenon of western culture in the 1880’s. The concept of Nihilism is that rather than meaning, all…

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