by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club Theme of Violence
Add the words "fight club" to anything—even Jane Austen—and it's going to get bloody. Fight Club isn't about sugar-coating anything. Palahniuk exposes us to the harsh reality of our narrator's world, blood, gristle, and all.
Questions About Violence
- Is the violence in Fight Club ever gratuitous, or is it always critical to the story?
- Why does our narrator choose violence as the solution to his problems? Does it solve his problems?
- We never hear of a woman wanting to join fight club. Why do you think that is? Are men naturally more violent than women or is there something else at the heart of it?