Fight Club By David Fincher

1174 WordsApr 29, 20155 Pages
What defines a macho man? In the 1999 film, Fight Club, director David Fincher gives us a glimpse into the world of manhood. A man, known to viewers as the Narrator (Edward Norton) is an insomniac who seeks tranquility in support group. That is, until he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) who introduces him to a new way of finding peace: fighting. The two team up and accidentally start an underground mens club called Fight Club where men are able to come and fight one another in order to leave reality behind, prove their manhood, and to simply have a little manly fun. In one of the beginning scenes of fight club, The Narrator has just recently lost his apartment to a house fire and he calls his new friend, Tyler Durden, for help. At first, the two are simply drinking beer and chatting until they go to leave. Durden pushes The Narrator to, in layman 's terms, be a man and just ask to stay at his (Durden) house until he can get a new home. This is also the scene where the two ultimately start their fight club when Durden asks The Narrator to hit him as hard as he can. Durden excuses his request by saying, “How much can you know about yourself if you 've never been in a fight ” (Fight Club)? This one quote is the basis of what a macho man is. A macho man (by media 's standards) is a man who is physically strong, sexually active, and dominant. When thinking of a macho man, one will usually picture a man who is in great physical shape: tall, muscular, strong, and active; and

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