Fight Club Identity

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In the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik, the narrator and a character introduced called Tyler Durden are the same person. The narrator has an identity crisis. Our narrator remains anonymous and never tells us his real name. In the novel he attends many support groups, and gives fake names. The narrator is constantly battling with Tyler as Tyler comes and goes whenever he likes. The narrator works in an office job during the day and his opposite personality Tyler works at night. The narrator struggles to differ dream from reality. The narrator says, “It’s not clear if reality slipped into my dream or if my dream is slopping into reality.” (18.2) The narrator says that “Tyler had been around long before they had met. Tyler is a physical representation…show more content…
That is probably why he goes to these support groups so much. The narrator goes to a cancer support group in the novel and film. The narrator worries that “the cancer he doesn’t have is everywhere now.” (13.33) The narrator could be referring to Tyler, the fight club, or project mayhem. But the cancer is something that the narrator has made up compared to the people in the real cancer support groups. The support groups are where the narrator can break down and start crying and he believes that after a disaster one feels resurrected. In these crying moments in the group therapies, you can tell the narrator feels good after crying and he mentions that everything you can accomplish will end up in the trash and…show more content…
The narrator is going to have to kill Tyler to never deal with him again. And also thinking about it, our narrator is also obsessed with death. The narrator tends t surround himself around death a lot. He goes to support groups that are filled with people loving in their last days. And there are also references in the novel when he is curious to know what death would be like. When fight club was in the first days of beginning, the narrator let Taylor take charge of explaining the rules and taking the lead of the fights. The narrator only wants to destroy things. An example of this is when the narrator fights the boy with the angel face at the fight club and nearly kills him. In the film, the narrator said he felt like destroying something beautiful. Eventually the Tyler side of the narrator begins to take bigger control and desire o destruction grows. This is when project mayhem is taken into full effect, and the goal is t destroy civilization and create a new civilization. This idea scres the narrator, so he goes to try to stop project mayhem. Our narrator thinks about his work and applies his theories to the project and fight club, he really needs to end these things from moving forward. The narrator successfully rids himself of Tyler, his opposite personality, after shooting himself in the mouth. The narrator had an identity crisis all because he wanted attention and wanted to be seen as
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