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Fight Club

Fight Club


by Chuck Palahniuk

Society and Class Quotes in Fight Club

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)

Quote #1

Your set of hand-blown green glass dishes with the tiny bubbles and imperfections, little bits of sand, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous aboriginal peoples of wherever [...] (5.16)

Don't forget that our narrator owns these dishes. The Tyler side of his personality abhors people who exploit simple, hard-working people, but the other side owns these symbols of a society that does exactly that. Could that be why Tyler blew up the apartment?

Quote #2

The things you used to own, now they own you. (5.57)

This is what we like to call a turning point. Our narrator doesn't feel like a part of society anymore. Instead, he's feeling controlled by society. And by the end of this chapter, he has blown up his apartment, and fight club has been born.

Quote #3

"The job will stoke your class hatred." (8.28)

Who hasn't had this kind of job? Tyler's job at the Pressman Hotel could easily be any kind of menial labor job catering to the rich and famous.

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