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Hunter Davis-Interpersonal Communication Fight Club Fight Club, a 1999 American film, is a brilliantly constructed film of escaping reality and dealing with pain in the famous art form of fighting. Director David Flincher adapted the film from the 1996 novel. Main actors, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Edward Norton as the narrator, act excellently as they deal with their reality by celebrating violence in underground fight clubs. The narrator becomes involved in a relationship triangle between Durden and a self-indulgent woman, Helena Bonham-Carter as Marla Singer. This Rated R action/drama film takes you on a psychological twist as you learn about how a soap maker and a white collar employee seek out freedom and restoration of…show more content…
Their jobs have made them feel stagnant and irrelevant until they can come home to bashing other men’s heads in to regain confidence. The violence of the fight clubs serves not to promote or glorify physical combat, but for participants to experience feeling in a society where they are otherwise numb. Along with manliness another theme that became detectable is rebuilding identity. All of the men in Fight Club feel a sense of disconnect with themselves therefore they need something to revive a connection. While it may seem similar to emasculation, identity deals with connecting with your inner self and emasculation determines your role in society. Leaving the main character, Edward Norton, unnamed leaves the opportunity open that he could be anyone. His job and everything he owns has taken away his sense of self and he feels irrelevant in life. Social problems could also disconnect you, Bob as an example. Bob is facing multiple social problems; dealing with testicular cancer, growing “man boobs”, and his kids hating him. A scene shows Bob walking out of Fight Club one night with his arm around the narrator thanking him excitingly. It can be determined that Bob feels a sense of satisfaction and completeness he’s been missing. By being willing to give and receive pain and risk death, Fight Club members find freedom. The members of Project Mayhem believe that Tyler has liberated them from the routine

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