Rhetorical Techniques In Fight Club

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Lit Analysis Paper In Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club the main character is in fact never named throughout the book. He’s never called by his name or even speaks of it. We’re forced to view in the 3rd person, the events and life of this character and the battle he endeavors with insomnia and the suspicions friends that he meets. Tyler Durden comes along when the narrator is in need of a friend and turns out being a terrible influence, but is his closest friend. It was his idea to start the fight club to let out frustrations and anger of everyday guys that want to walk into their boss’s office and upper cut them. Palahniuk’s usage of imagery, diction, and foreshadowing shows the physical, and psychological, battle that the narrator is enduring. The title of the novel suggest that the entirety of the story is about fighting. Though it is about fighting, it's not…show more content…
Its the bridge that connects one idea to another. “All night long I was dreaming I was humping Marla Singer.”(56). This is the first noticeable piece of foreshadowing in the novel when you’re left confused, why was it written in the first place. The narrator claims to have a strong dislike for Marla, that is reaffirmed in later pages of the book. It was written to show the split of the narrator's psyche. How the narrator is slowly deteriorating mentally from holding in two personalities and the other one being strongly destructive. The erosion to his mental stability is also evident with the little tangents that the narrator takes that often show how out of touch he is. The imagery to foreshadowing connection is not uncommon in Fight Club, is a strategy that is comfortable for Palahniuk to use to get his point across; only after you cross a very winding road to eventually get to his point of intent. The intent is so noticeable when you realize it. You feel stupid you didn’t see it before, was just so well
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