The Hero’s Journey is a story archetype that I remember learning about in a non-fiction class that I took in high school. I find it so interesting that it appears in almost all great stories that I have ever heard. Even more fascinating are the characters that are a part of the hero’s journey, and how they keep showing up time and time again in different forms. The only stories that I can think of that do not have a typical hero’s journey in them are slice of life stories. However, I would argue that many of these sorts of stories have many small segmented hero’s journeys all mashed together. Take for example “Pulp Fiction”, a film by Quentin Tarantino. This film is about a seemingly random series of events and how they all happen to intertwine with one another. There is no over-arcing hero’s journey, but rather several small ones put together. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) must take Marcellus Wallace’s wife (Uma Thurman) out to dinner, where she accidentally has a heroin overdose. Butch (Bruce Willis) is paid to throw a boxing match that he is fighting in, and is faced with a moral dilemma. Overall, the film is a slice of life, but upon closer inspection it is several hero’s journeys put together.