Fight Club, chapter 6
A. Fight Club is a story about at thirty-year-old man drowning in himself and suffering from insomnia. The novel is the telling of this mans desperate methods to find meaning in this mad world and his life.
In Fight Club we meet our main character who doesn’t have a name. Not having a name makes it possible for him to represent “every man” in Generation X. The working class Generation X who feels trapped in this meterialistic world, where they don’t know if they belong.
In chapter 6 of Fight Club we come to meet the term Fight Club as the place for men to fight other men, where only the fight matters. There’s nothing personal about who you fight in Fight Club, it’s a place for men to fight just to feel alive. The club was founded by the main character and his friend Tyler Durden who say they fight for their fathers.
The club contains of men who either have something they are too scared to fight or because they lack a certain kind of male role-model. Our narrator was raised by his mother only, his father was never really around much, instead he found new families every six years. This fatherless childhood with women ruling makes the average American man of the modern culture believe that there is nothing to fight for. Therefor they have to fight for their own believe in themselves, getting all their suppressed aggressions out. Our narrator has his apartment filled with IKEA and other modern furniture as a result from the feminization of men in a matriarchal culture.
When Tyler and our narrator say that they fight for their fathers and their fathers abandonment, that’s really just another way to say that they fight for themselves. Maybe they both are scarred by the abandoning, but what they really are scarred by and tired of are their own reaction to this. The fact that they even in the first place are hurt by their father, is reason enough to blame themselves and therefore fight to safe whatever their fathers took with them of them....