Sociological Analysis: Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction Sociological Analysis A series of related, but separate individuals and events unfold in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, and there are also a number of social factors that are expressed during the span of this movie so that the audience has an idea of each characters’ personality and how they function in the world they are in. Pulp Fiction, can be seen as a Postmodernist type of film, according to Michel Foucault’s Postmodern Theory, because postmodernism is a world that is complex, there are many small personal truths that each character believes in and history doesn’t move in a linear fashion. In my opinion focusing on the topic of gender and sexuality with this movie was the most interesting. The relationship between the two…show more content…
“In our culture, gender and sexuality are deeply intertwined, especially for adults; "woman/man," and especially, "femininity/masculinity" are categories loaded with heterosexual meanings.” stated again from Sexuality and Gender in Children’s Daily World. After this whole ordeal, Vincent goes with Mia to Jack Rabbit Slims and have several interesting conversations. To interject here about racism, the Martin and Lewis (two scoops of vanilla) and Andy and Amos (two scoops of chocolate) milkshakes are named after comedians and their flavor corresponds with their skin color. Anyway, the important part of the conversation was when Mia asks Vince to come up with a conversation topic for when she comes back and goes to the restroom to snort some coke. Vega brings up the “foot massage” incident, getting Mia’s opinion on the matter. She then justifies that a husband trying to protect his wife is one thing, but almost killing someone for touching his wife’s feet is definitely something else, this gets rid of the “natural” gender role socialization of a man, such as being aggressive and competitive, that Vincent

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