Fight Club Character Analysis

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Fight Club is a 1999 drama film directed by David Fincher. The film follows the life of a depressed man who also suffers from insomnia, addiction, and ultimately dissociative identity disorder. The film starts with the main character at a very low point in life, perhaps a mid-life crisis. His anxiety is a product of his dissatisfaction with the world. To cope with his depression, lack of self-worth, and lack of motivation in life, the narrator created a second identity who was his inner angst and desires. I will analyze the portrayal of this disorder in accordance to the diagnostic criteria, as well as the emotional journey which influenced the narrator. Tyler Durden is the main character, except he loses conscience awareness of this as he progresses through his journey in becoming the Tyler Durden he wishes himself to be. The starting point in which he begins to lose his own identity is when he becomes addicted to these group therapy sessions. His doctor would not prescribe him any medication for his insomnia, despite his pleas of being in so much pain and suffering; the doctor told him there was worse suffering and he should go check out the men in the testicular cancer group. He attends the group therapy under the alias Cornelius, and makes a friend whom he finds comfort in and lets himself cry. It is then that he concludes his feeling of relief is due to the comfort and support he receives from this group therapy, a place “in which several patients discuss and share
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