by Chuck Palahniuk
Society and Class Quotes in Fight Club
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)
Here at cockroach level [...] titans and their gigantic wives drink barrels of champagne and bellow at each other wearing diamonds bigger than I feel. (10.6)
Stuck in an elevator, our narrator and Tyler are at foot level to the rich people who tower above them. It's a very 99% vs. 1% scene, with the feeling that the 1% could stomp on the 99% at any moment.
The doctors and everyone were so excited because they thought you had this new cancer. (13.22)
What is this line commenting on? Health care? Self-worth? Something totally different? Having a rare disease makes a person pretty valuable in the medical community, as morbid as that might be.
"You don't care where I live or how I feel, or what I eat or how I feed my kids or how I pay the doctor if I get sick, and yes I am stupid and bored and weak, but I am still your responsibility." (15.39)
Here Tyler goes again, speaking out about something that will always be a hot-button political issue. Should wealthy people help the less fortunate?