Fight Club Analysis

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Fight Club is not a film about fighting but it is a narrative about life, and it’s about ridding ourselves of the corporate and cultural influences (or perhaps the confluence of the two) that control our lives. Fight Club is a modern classic with a mission to change the world. This essay will discuss the extent in which the film Fight club is satirical attack on modern consumer culture. In order to explore this discussion, it will first discuss consumer culture as Totalizing System. Secondly it will discuss the centrality of consumer culture in the film Fight Club. Thirdly it will discuss the extent in which the film satirical attack on modern consumer culture. Moreover, it will discuss the various jobs of the two personalities of the protagonist, Tyler Durden, representing subverting consumerism. Lastly it will discuss how the things people own end up owning them in modern consumer culture. This essay purport to show how the film fight club is a satirical attack on modern consumer culture. Firstly, it can be said that the film fight club represent consumer culture as a totalizing system, this is evident in the setting of the film and the Narrator attempting to escape from consumer culture. In Fight Club the Narrator and his companion Tyler Durden start fight clubs in order to escape the monotony of a consumer lifestyle. The metaphor for escape early in the film is "sliding." When the unnamed Narrator (Edward Norton) enters his inner cave during a support meeting, his power
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