Fight Club Essay

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Fight Club “The first rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club” (Palahniuk 87). The story of Fight Club was very nail biting; you never knew what was going to happen next. There were so many things that led up to a complete plot twist. It was amazing how closely directed and written Chuck Palahniuk and David Fincher’s versions were. However, the role in both that stood out to me the most was the role of Marla. Marla was the biggest influence in discovering the narrator (or Jack’s) identity. Fight Club, in both Palahniuk and Fincher’s versions is about a man who is bored with his everyday life until one day when he meets this guy named Tyler. Tyler is unlike anyone he has ever known before and this interests…show more content…
Marla popped up several times throughout the story, and each time that she did, she foreshadowed Tyler being the narrator/Jack. However, her hints were subtle and it was nothing that you would notice until you discovered the ending. One huge element of foreshadowing that she displayed was how she confided in the narrator/Jack. There were many times when she would be telling him something and it made the audience almost confused as to why she was telling him that and not the man she was supposedly with. Fincher did a great job showing the attraction between them. Marla was always hanging all over him and flirting with him, then coincidently enough as soon as she was gone Tyler showed up and acted if it was nothing. Palahniuk on the other hand had a much more difficult job. Putting her attraction for the narrator in to words took more than just her flirting with him. In the book, she shared her stories and secrets with him. The part that stands out the most was when she found a lump on her breast. If any person found a lump on their breast and wanted to show somebody, most would chose the person that was closest to them. However, she and the narrator always seemed to be arguing and bumping heads. Still, she chose to show him her lump. She told him how when he first met her she had found the first lump, and now she was showing him a second one. Palahniuk wrote, “Marla laughs at this until she sees that my

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