Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fight Club Essay -- essays research papers

Fight Club Reader Response The movie Fight Club is based around a concept articulated by Tyler Durden to a ‘lost generation’ of men as, â€Å"You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake†. This ideology represents a counter-culture to the typical American pop culture and creed. As demonstrated throughout the movie, this ‘revolution’ is a fight against the widely accepted and conventional wisdom that inhabits the media and has an unparalleled affect on the outcome of our society. Fight Club is a reflection of the suffering experienced by the ‘Generation X’ male who feels trapped in the world of the grey-collar working-class. The world that he inhabits is filled with materialism and distractions. Additionally, these males are part of a smaller group of men raised in single-parent families often devoid of a male role-model, living in a tim e period where there is no great cause for the average North American male to fight for. No purpose. This all constructs a loss of identity and reason in the male that is eventually resolved through enlightenment brought on by Fight Club; Self-destruction vs. self-improvement. In the movie, the main character is introduced to the audience without a name and the ambiguity of the situation only becomes more entrenched in their minds as the movie progresses. The narrator comes to us without a name because he represents ...

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