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Fight Club Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
5123 NE Paper StreetThe house at Paper Street has a mighty specific street address, but we never find out what city we're in. It's your textbook Anytown, USA strategy. The original location of figh...
Narrator Point of View
First-Person (Central Narrator)Most of Fight Club is straight up first person. Makes sense, right? If we were getting all this from an outside perspective, we'd know that our narrator and Tyler wer...
RomanceIn the afterword of the 2005 Norton paperback, Chuck Palahniuk says about Fight Club's genre, One reviewer called the book science fiction. Another called it a satire on the Iron John men's...
What's Up With the Title?
The title of Palahniuk's novel is a textbook example of WYSIWYG: what you see is what you get. This isn't Cuddly Penguin Club or Talk About Your Feelings Club. This is fight club, and sweetie, you'...
What's Up With the Ending?
In the last chapter of Fight Club, our narrator wakes up in heaven after shooting himself in the face to kill the Tyler side of his personality.Okay, he's not quite in heaven. He's in a hospital, a...
(4) Base CampFight Club can be a wee bit confusing. Our unreliable narrator's storytelling skills don't rely on a coherent chronology, and he's purposefully vague and misleading about almost everyt...
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