The Polarity of a Man (Fight Club)

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The Polarity of a Man The conflict between conformity and rebellion has always been a struggle in our society. Fight Club is a movie that depicts just that. The movie portrays the polarity between traditionalism and an anti-social revolt. It is the story of man who is subconsciously fed up with the materialism and monotony of everyday life and thereafter creates a new persona inside his mind to contrast and counteract his repetitive lifestyle. The main character is actually unnamed, but sometimes is referred to as Jack, which comes from a medical book he reads in the Tyler's house perhaps. He is the normal, everyday, worker bee that carries on his overly boring life day in and day out because he is the typical conformist that…show more content…
This is to show how Tyler has always been inside Jack's mind, just waiting for his chance to come out. Tyler also briefly appears in a television ad for an upscale restaurant that Jack watches from his hotel room. He lives in a rundown house that looks like it should have fallen to pieces years ago. Almost every window is boarded up, there is no lock on the front door, and it has the stench of a fart. Tyler is America's quintessential rebel. He shows no obvious care for other people, he splices pornographic footage into family films while working in a projection booth and urinates into a bowl of soup as a banquet waiter. To Tyler, happiness is pain. Away from his support groups, Jack's insomnia returned without him realizing it, and he creates Tyler. Tyler states, "I look like you want to look, I fuck like you want to fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly free in all the ways you are not." Tyler is everything that Jack wants to be. When comparing the two you can begin to notice how opposite of each other they really are. Tyler dresses crazy, always wearing bright exciting clothes, while Jack is always dressed in a white, button down shirt, tucked into his khakis. Jack has a somewhat out of shape body, and on the other hand Tyler has an 8-pack and is well toned. Jack's former condo was the epitome of perfection, while Tyler's house was by far

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