I was talking with some people the other day of the genius behind Tarantino’s second film – Pulp Fiction. I was surprised to hear that very few people knew about the hidden subplot going through the entire movie. So, i thought i’d write it down once and for all for y’all….
The real story is that Marcelus Wallace has sold his soul to the devil and he wants it back. He sends two of his goons to get it for him. They encounter some rough henchman of the devil, but through some intervention from God are able to successfully recover Marcelus’ goods.
How do I know this? There are some clues.
- Apparently, the theory is that when a person’s soul is sucked out by the devil, it is taken through the back of a the skull. When you first see Marcelus – when he’s giving his speech to Butch – you see a bandaid covering the back of his neck.
- Vincent and Jules are hitman who work for Marcelus. Marcelus wants his soul back and gives them the task of stealing his it back. When they arrive at the apartment in the beginning, they stumble upon a group of the devil’s henchman. Jules recites Ezikiel 35:17 as he is now doing God’s bidding to save a lost soul.
- The code on the breifase is 666. Besides being a big clue to this – leads you to wonder if that’s the code the devil uses on all his locks (garage code, luggage, etc.)
- A henchman comes out from hiding in the back with a “hand canon” and shoots at Jules and Vincent. Miraculously all the bullets narrowly miss them. Jules knowing they’re on a misson with God, attributes this to divine intervention
A person’s soul as described in the bible is one of the most beautiful things imagineable. It is beyond compare and mesmorizing to look at. That is why, whenever anyone opens the briefcase up, they are in total awe of its beauty.
So, some choose to think this is all coincidence. I like to think it is both true and completely awesome.