Palahniuk's Interviews

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When Palahniuk was writing this novel, he interviewed many young men, and the primary focus of the meetings was their family lives. Through his interviews, he discovered that for white Christian males in America, they didn't believe in a rite of passage, but they only believed in possessions acquired over a lifetime such as houses and cars (Palahniuk, 2001). In the traditional society, fathers led their sons into manhood; however, according to Bly (1997), "boys who have no fathers are mere adolescents." The men don't know how to be men in a traditional sense, just as the narrator says, "I can't get married since I'm a thirty-year-old boy"(Fincher, 1999). The narrator is seen as a feminized man who fills his home with different objects of
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