by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club Theme of Society and Class
Class warfare has been making headlines for longer than we can remember. And in 1996, Fight Club's Tyler Durden was making his statement. Although Project Mayhem's methods are radical and dangerous, its goals—ending social and economic inequality and inspiring change from the bottom up—are still relevant today. And we're guessing they will be for quite a while.
Questions About Society and Class
- In what ways is Project Mayhem similar to the Occupy movement? How does it differ?
- What tactics—both violent and non-violent—does Project Mayhem use to achieve its goals, and how effective are they?
- Why are only working class men drawn to fight club and Project Mayhem? Why are there no upper-class men in fight club?