Seminar 1: Fight Club: The Novel & The Film
a) 1. Multiple personalities:
- Narrator, a single depressed man.
- Tyler Durden: opposite of Jack, has every trait Jack wished he could have.
2. Amnesia and time loss:
The narrator has moments in his life that he does not remember such as; blowing up his condo, have sex with Marla, creating Project Mayhem etc. He also has moments of time loss from all the traveling that he has done for his job. He says in the film that at some points in his life he doesn’t know what time or day it is cause he’s moving all the time.
The narrator goes to support groups to try and help him with his insomnia. In these support groups he lets all his feelings out and cries about the state of his life.
4. Visual and Auditory hallucinations:
The narrator has hallucinations of the character Tyler Durden, a character her believes to be real and not fictional. He is the only one who can see Tyler.
5. Inability to focus at work:
After a certain point of living with Tyler and being in the Fight Club, the narrator is unable to focus at work and complete his tasks, he blocks out what his boss says to him.
6. Behavioural & Conduct problems:
Tyler influences the narrator to become violent and join fight club. This leads the narrator to become a violent person, have violent thoughts and he becomes rude and talks back to his boss.
b) The support groups for the narrator are a way to see how “pathetic” the lives of others are and he then realizes that the pain that others have too. He decides that he has nothing to lose and uses them to their full potential. He uses these support groups to let out his loneliness and cry, and this helps cure his insomnia.
c) The narrator uses Tyler Durden as an alter ego because he can do everything and say everything that the narrator does not have the confidence to do. Tyler is more rebellious, has self-confidence and has a very laid-back personality. Ex: Tyler doesn’t...