Quentin Tarantino Reservoir Dogs Themes

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Many screenwriters enjoy creating their own jargon for their screenplays. Quentin Tarantino is one of the well-known screenwriters who uniquely build their world through the dialogue and subtly inserts themes to make the audience reflect their own values. In Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, the screenplay hopes to accomplish to have the audience question loyalty, morality and self-interest amongst the characters. Tarantino accomplishes this through the dialogue, inciting incident and climax. The dialogue indicates the loyalty of the criminals for the head mobster and how they are expected to be loyal. Along with the inciting incident, morality is present between two characters and the decision of one of them. As well, self-interest is reflected in the climax to determine who gets to live and who dies. The events which took place throughout the screenplay indicates Reservoir Dogs is a tragedy due a change of the initial heist plans turning bad. To begin, the dialogue in the screenplay indicates there is loyalty amongst the recruited robbers and the head criminal. In his scripts, Tarantino always makes an attempt to create his own unique world. He accomplishes this by writing unique dialogue for the characters, which is considered normal in their world. Tarantino’s jargon in Reservoir Dogs does not limit the audience’s experience, but invites them to be apart of Tarantino’s world by having them be engaged through deciphering the dialogue. Throughout the screenplay, the audience

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