by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club Theme of Rules and Order
Whenever a society experiences a major change—death of a monarch, coup of a dictator, destruction of a SIM city—the first thing to go down is usually the creation of new rules. And Fight Club is no different. Everyone knows the rules of fight club: #1, don't talk about fight club. But guess what? Everyone's talking about it. And just like that, a rule is broken. In the end, it seems like that's what fight club is really about: breaking rules.
Questions About Rules and Order
- Does Project Mayhem seek to establish new rules or to cause total anarchy?
- Why does everyone break the first rule of fight club?
- In what ways does Marla break rules? Why doesn't she feel the need to join Project Mayhem?