Study Guide

Fight Club Chapter 4

By Chuck Palahniuk

Chapter 4

  • It's time for Brain Parasite support group: Above and Beyond!
  • A woman tells our narrator that Chloe, one of the women from the support group, recently died. Our narrator spends a few pages imagining what it must have been like when Chloe died.
  • He wants to dwell in "the amazing miracle of death" (4.12), but he's having trouble enjoying it with Marla there.
  • He confronts her during therapeutic physical contact time, telling her she doesn't belong at these support groups."You're not dying either," (4.60) she tells him. Fair point.
  • They decide to compromise, splitting up the different support groups until they each have an equal number of cancers and parasites.