David Fincher’s Fight Club Essay

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David Fincher’s “Fight Club”

In David Fincher’s “Fight Club” a man battles within himself to live a life he has always dared to live, but in the end when everything is taken to the extreme, he realizes it’s too late to change what he has done. He struggles with the social structure due to his realization that he is in fact powerless in today’s society. He is constantly fighting his alter personality Tyler Durden for control of not only himself but also the world around them. He sees Marla as the lie that exists within himself and despises her for it. Fincher implies that sometimes people have to completely free themselves of their materialistic ideals in order to truly be free. Fincher also suggests that in some cases the absence of a
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Single serving packets are the isolated lives that have consumed Generation X.

The plane, and the imaginary crash mark the death of his old life and a journey to a new existence. Tyler Durden is symbolic because in old English Tyler means gatekeeper and Durden is durable and hard, thus the need for the manifestation is Jack’s mind. When jacks apartment is blown up and he calls jack, this is his isolation that consumes his life and the absence of family. During the first fight there is a heartbeat heard in the back ground this is the pulse of jack’s new life. The urination in the soup is the defiance toward the upper class to taste the waste they have produced. In order to truly be free Tyler, and Jack go to an abandoned house and rid them selves of the society they live in.

When his boss is talking to him his voice is lowered to show how relative his importance has become. When Jack tells Tyler that he has no dad, he is in fact telling himself and acknowledging one of his deep seeded troubles. The blood on the floor is the passion and emotions that are released in fight club. All of the aggressive hostility that is shown represents the suppressed emotions along with the hatred for a shallow upbringing in Generation X males. The tooth going down the drain symbolizes their dropping of their defenses and opening themselves

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