by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club Theme of Love
Or does it?
Romeo & Juliet has sword fights and suicide. Wuthering Heights has a man screaming and thrashing his head against a tree. Is Fight Club all that different?
Even though you'll never read the words "I love you" in Fight Club, sometimes, in fiction, what's not being said is more important than what is. If you read between the lines, you might see that among all the blood, sweat, and broken bones, a little bit of love shines through.
Questions About Love
- Both our narrator and Marla say they "like—not "love"—each other. What do they mean by this?
- Does our narrator love the Tyler side of his personality? Does Tyler love anyone, or only himself?
- Is there any room for love in Project Mayhem?