The Chuck Palahniuk book, Fight Club, came to be a vital contribution to 20th Century American pop-culture, when Jim Uhls brought it to life on the screen. This slightly disturbing movie is based on the life of a man with growing split-personality disorder just trying to make it in corporate America. While the movie is seen through the eyes of the mentally-afflicted character, it’s accuracy in depicting this disorder is questionable. By analyzing the movie and comparing it to studies of split-personality disorder, this uncertainty can be resolved.
Fight Club is narrated by an average, everyday corporate worker that becomes plagued with insomnia. He soon finds the only way he can sleep at night is by attending group support sessions for different sicknesses that he doesn’t have. As he jumps between different groups he is sickened by a woman he notices doing the same thing. But his life really turns around when, on the way home from a business trip, he meets Tyler Durden. As they talk of their disgust for the corporate world, they build a sort of demented friendship. This friendship eventually leads to the formation of what becomes known as Fight Club.
This Fight Club is a way for men to come together and get out all their built up anger and frustration in primitive, bar-fisted, one-on-one fights. Although the members of the club are not supposed to speak of it; a cross-country expansion soon begins. With this out of control growth the club looses its main purpose and forms a sort of cult, hell-bent on following their leader, Tyler Durden. As the narrator begins to realize what the Fight Club he and Tyler started has become, confrontation erupts.
When the narrator and Tyler start to quarrel, all the pieces come together. The narrator realizes that he is Tyler Durden; this cocky, well-spoken, go-getter that the narrator always wanted to be was just a split personality, he had constantly been spiraling into. To kill Tyler Durden, the narrator put a...