Schizophrenia In The Film Fight Club

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There are two parts to the superego. The first is the ego ideal, which includes the rules and standards for good behaviors. The other is the conscience which comprises data about things that are regarded as bad by parentages and civilization. The superego performs to perfect and enlighten behavior. In the case of Fight Club, the narrator’s conscience represents his superego. There is a scene where Tyler puts a gun to a convenience store employee 's skull and makes him assure that he 'll go back to veterinary school, or else he will be executed. The entire time the convenience store worker was pleading for his life, the narrator kept begging Tyler to cut it out because he understood that Tyler was committing an unethical act. Later in the film, the members of fight club came up with a new idea to wreak havoc all over town by doing things like destroying a capital building; they called this group Project Mayhem. Due to the strength of the narrator’s superego, he is able to understand that a lot of what the members of Project…show more content…
Schizophrenia is defined as a serious mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behavior, speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices. (Kazdin, 2000) The narrator, who is the lead character in the movie, experiences schizophrenia which ultimately causes him to start a recreational fight club which is then inhabited by a massive following that intend on blowing up the metropolis in order to save it. Various psychosocial influences contributed to the narrator’s schizophrenia development. The main reason was due to his trouble sleeping which was evident when he goes to see a doctor and begs him for some medication that would allow him to get some sleep. His lack of sleep lead to chemical imbalances in his physiology; specifically neurotransmitter disruption which led him to develop
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