Jules Winnfield

Jules Winnfield

    Pulp Fiction
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Living… in Los Angeles. It’s one of the most lucrative places on earth to be a professional criminal, especially if you’re as reliably deadly as Jules. But despite the material rewards of his lifestyle, Jules has had a change of heart about his work, and is starting to think that he should get out of L.A. and his life of crime.

Profession… hitman. Jules works for Marsellus Wallace, a big shot L.A. gangster. He and his new partner Vincent Vega carry out whatever tasks Marsellus gives them, whether it’s executing local punks or entertaining his wife while he’s out of town.

Interests… religion, Green Acres, and talking your ear off. Jules is a man of God and loves to tell people his favorite lines from the Bible, Ezekiel 25:17… right before he kills them. Jules likes to talk about everything from the Bible to Arnold the pig from Green Acres. If you’re fortunate enough to catch him during a “transition period,” he may just stay and chat all day.

Relationship Status… single. Jules is a little too high-strung and violent to be dating any women long-term. He’s had some experience with women, but nothing seems to have worked out so far.  

Challenge… returning a valuable briefcase to his boss. Marsellus keeps his most prized possession in a briefcase that was recently stolen by a gang. It’s up to Vincent and Jules to recover it and punish those responsible for its disappearance.

Personality… short-tempered, philosophical, and foul-mouthed. Jules is one bad mother and he knows it. Despite being a violent man with a short fuse, Jules follows his own moral code in accordance with the scripture he reads. He sees himself as a lost but good man trying to make himself a righteous one. As he puts it, “The truth is, you’re the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men. But I’m trying…real hard to be the shepherd


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