Comparison Of Tarsus And Pulp Fiction

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Redemption and conversion. Both play big roles in church and religion but one of the first stories comes from someone who would later become an Apostle, and the other from the least likely of places or people. But neither are people who when initial looking at their lives would we expect to be saved by God and used to spread his word to others. But God chooses the most unlikely people and in the most unlikely of places. Two stories in particular are similar and they are the stories of St. Paul formerly known as Saul and then Jules Winnfield the hitman played by Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction. Saul, or Paul of Tarsus, is self-described as a Hebrew of Hebrews. He had set out from Jerusalem for Syrian Damascus around the year 36, with letters…show more content…
The character is a killer and that is what he does and what he is good at. He doesn’t really have a specific religion or anything like that but there is a biblical passage that he is partial to and it is Ezekiel 25:17 which he says each time he kills someone the passage is The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. He never really understands the meaning of this passage until the end of the movie. At the beginning of the film, He and Vincent Vega kill a group of college students who had tried to steal a mysterious briefcase from their boss, but are nearly killed themselves when one of the students appears armed with a large handgun and fires all of his bullets at them, narrowly missing with every single shot. On the way back, Vincent gets into an argument with Jules, who is convinced that they had been saved by a miracle. Shortly after, Vincent and Jules go to a café which while they are there gets robbed by two petty crooks while previously employing the passage as a means for delivering death, after the advent of his conversion Jules reinterprets the passage and discovers the truth about his past existence. For the first time, Jules realizes the value of human life, and his own ability to keep it. "The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men," he tells the thieves. "But I'm tryin'. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd" (158). The redemptive act of re-reading the text of his life, then, allows Jules to glimpse for the first time the

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