Ever since my friend has recommended me to watch Fight Club where Brad Pitt stars in, I have wanted to watch the movie for a quite awhile. When going to the library to borrow a book for this assignment, I have encountered a book called fight club by Chuck Palahnuik, which right off the bat grabbed my attention. Finding out that the movie was based on this book I immediately thought it would be very interesting to read the book and afterwards see how the book and movie compare and contrast.
Palanhuik’s Fight club is told from first- person view of the narrator. Everything from events and conversation are told through his eyes and from his recollection of events. Throughout the book the narrator is secretly both himself and a man named Tyler Durden. The conflict between the narrator and Tyler’s perceptions and personalities intermixes throughout the story, making it difficult to identify which of the narrator’s thoughts are truly his own. The story takes place in the 20th century and the main scenery is in a major metropolitan city.
The book begins with Tyler and the narrator standing on top of a one hundred and ninety story building on the edge of total ruin. Tyler is holding a pistol in the narrator’s mouth and forcing the barrel against the back of his throat.
This is the end of the story that back tracks two years before. The narrator works as a recall specialist for an automobile industry that he really dislikes. He is suffering from insomnia which he can’t find out the reason for but later finds a remedy for it. With that being said, the narrator attends to support groups for patients who suffer from terminal diseases and there he cries and supports with them. It is there he meets Marla Singer, just like the narrator is also faking her illness so she can have some human contact.
During a business trip, the narrator happens to meet a man named Tyler Durden at the beach. After little talking, the narrator is able to get Tyler’s phone number. When...