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Fight Club Essay

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Fight Club

In the book Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk, the narrator is an employee for a travelling car company, who suffers from insomnia. When he asks his doctor for medication the doctor refuses and advises him to visit a support group to witness what suffering really is. The first group the narrator attends is for testicular cancer victims. He finds an emotional release that relieves his insomnia and becomes addicted to support groups. After a flight home from a business trip, the narrator realizes that his apartment was destroyed by a homemade explosion. He calls Tyler Durden, a man who he met on the flight. Tyler and the narrator meet at a bar, and start to fight. They ...view middle of the document...

This quote was said right before the narrator and Tyler engaged into a fight. This quote was the root of the formation of fight club. This quote also states that the narrator is not independent and lost a form of his power by listening to what Tyler had told him. The narrator had the option of being independent by not hitting Tyler and engaging into a fight, but the power Tyler had over him was overbearing for him to stop. Once the narrator asks Tyler to stay at his home, this is a defining moment of where Tyler has more control of the narrator by letting him into his home. This moment also shows how the narrator is losing power by moving into the house of the man that has control over him.

The Formation of Project Mayhem is an aspect of how the narrator is losing control by a political organization created by Tyler. Project Mayhem is a secret organization that was formed by the Fight Club, and led by Tyler Durden. Project Mayhem was created to fight against rich people who don’t care about the white collar working class and it is a war on civilization, consumerism and the world they live in. Project Mayhem was formed by Tyler and the narrator was not told about which had angered him. Tyler had control over the narrator’s power because Tyler is gaining control over the narrator by creating groups without the narrator realizing. Another way of which Tyler has power over everyone including the narrator is because he also made the rules and announces them as well. A line of which the narrator says is significant to the fact of how Tyler’s power had moved out of the basement, and become politically worldwide: “Fight Club was the beginning, now it's moved out of the basement, it's called Project Mayhem.” (From the movie) This quote is significant of how Tyler’s power started off in a Physical way and is expanding politically. Tyler moved out of the basement where no one had an idea of what fight club was. Now that it has moved worldwide, Tyler’s power over members, (including the narrator) is becoming greater. Tyler’s formation of Project Mayhem gives the narrator no power because he doesn’t know why it was formed and what goal it is trying to accomplish. In the near end of the novel when Tyler and the narrator are standing on a building, Tyler tells the narrator a sentence that makes him realize how Tyler had control over him:...

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