- Revenge and the Family Romance in Tarantino’s Kill Bill
- Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
- Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal
- Volume 47, Number 2, June 2014
- pp. 121-134
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Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill realizes a primary revenge fantasy in which the murdered victim is also the triumphant revenger who seemingly rewrites the past and resurrects the dead. Avoiding revenge’s conventional tragic ending, the film moves toward romance, the genre associated with reunited families and wish-fulfilment.