Use Of Imagery In Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

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In Chuck Palahniuk 's novel Fight Club the main character is in fact never named throughout the duration of the novel. He’s never called by his name or even speaks of it. We’re forced to view in the 3rd person perspective, the events and life of this character and the battle he endeavors with insomnia and the suspiciousness of the friend that he meets. Tyler Durden emerges into frame when the narrator is in need of a friend. Events in the novel show that Tyler turns out being a terrible influence, but is his closest friend. It was his idea to start the fight club, to let out frustrations and anger of everyday guys that want to walk into their boss’s office and upper cut them. Palahniuk’s usage of imagery, diction, and foreshadowing shows the physical, and psychological, battle that the narrator is enduring. The title of the novel suggest that the entirety of the story is about fighting. Though it is about fighting, it 's not the bare knuckles genre, it 's the psychological fight the narrator has with himself. Palahniuk novels seem as though he takes copious amounts of drugs before he stares at a computer screen with wide, bloodshot eyes and then types for 26 hours straight to pump out this critically acclaimed, award winning piece of literature. Imagery is one of Palahniuk 's go to rhetorical strategies when it comes to Fight Club. In important instances when he wants you to notice something that will later play a role in the novel. Abundance of imagery is very typical in
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