Quentin Tarantino's purpose for this film can be interpreted in many different ways. It seems that he tries to incorporate each character with an element or trait of an everyday human being, but yet the complexities of each character bring forth a new conflict every time a new scene comes to light. He seems to try to make the point that however complex the characters seem, they all want what is so much strived for in life. He also displays the fact that in order for there to be light there must first be darkness. This characteristic is portrayed the most in Jules, the dark evil man but yet the "shepherd." Jules is definitely the character that should be focused upon the most. Although the characters are very different from each other, they all want to be powerful in there own way. This is another point that Tarantino makes about Americans having the need to express power over the weak. In the closing seen of the movie, Jules displays this rhetoric when he approaches the man that is robbing the cafe. He simply .
says, "You"re the weak, and I"m the tyranny of evil men, but I"m trying real hard to be the shepherd." Jules" tone in this rhetoric is calm and relaxed, which is the only time in the movie that his rhetoric is in this manner. It sort of gives away that the movie will be ending soon, simply from the way that his rhetorical expression comes across. .
The rhetoric in some cases could be the characters as well as the author or writer. The first so-called rhetoric I"d like to discuss is Jules. When talking about Jules I feel the need to discuss the most interesting and important rhetoric in the movie. This would be the passage from the bible, Ezekiel 25:17. "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 good will, Shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the finder of lost children.