Chuck Palahniuk Essays

  • Chuck Palahniuk's Rant Analysis

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    It could be argued that abjection is incapable of existing without orifices – if that is the case then one need look no further than the full title of Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey. Like Dr. Vaughan, Rant similarly avoids direct narration; Palahniuk puts the novel in an interview style, including dozens of individuals’ perspectives on Buster “Rant” Casey’s life – from lone genocidaire and menace to hero of nighttimers and venom addict. Devotees and adversaries alike note

  • Fight Club Literary Analysis

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    reading or examining. The Freudian lens is one of the many tools that helps reader understand the in depth meaning of the main characters through their behaviors, characteristics, actions and their surroundings. Fight Club, a novel written by Chuck Palahniuk, can also be interpreted by using the Freudian theory to analyze the main character, Joe (the narrator) and his discreet personality, Tyler Durden. The story is about the narrator’s depressing life in which he has been suffering from reality,

  • Theme Of Corruption In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    the man who killed his father and his father’s girlfriend should be given the death sentence. Palahniuk worked in a hospital and as a crime reporter but always struggled with his opinion on capital punishment. It was whilst he was making his decision that he started to write Lullaby as a way of coping. A month after the book was finished, the murderer was sentenced to death. It is possible that Palahniuk believes he shouldn’t have been given the power of life and death and that this should have been

  • Fight Club Movie Vs Book Essay

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    The book I chose for my novel to film assignment is the book “Fight Club”. Fight club was written by the author Chuck Palahniuk and was published on August 17, 1996. The movie that goes with this book is also called Fight Club. The movie was released on September 21, 1999 and was directed by David Fincher. Two main characters of this movie are Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. The movie and the book had some differences between each other and it had a major change in the ending. The parts they changed

  • Who Is To Blame For Macbeth's Downfall Essay

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    Who’s To Blame for Macbeth’s Downfall? (An Understanding of Who Was at Fault for the Downfall of Macbeth) Power is a necessity for many people, so much so that it can drive a person to do the unthinkable. Although the play started off with Macbeth being a joyous, and truthful character, he is bound to fall because of his greed for power. Although many people solely blame Macbeth for his own downfall, they don’t realize that he was not the only one who pushed him to his limits. Firstly, there is

  • Wiesel Inhumane Quotes

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    letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it 's our job to invent something better.” (Chuck Palahniuk). This quote means that events that happen can shape who we are, but you have to control what you do from that event. This is hard when you attempt to keep your identity during the difficult situations you face in life. In the novel Night the

  • Social Issues In 'Obsolete' By Chuck Palahniuk

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    a better life and might want to move out their own country. In the story “Obsolete” by Chuck Palahniuk, many people are emigrating because of the videos that are being sent back to earth by the astronauts on Venus and how everyone is playing a big part in the story by trying to kill themselves for the new way of emigrating. The people got this idea from a magazine as it stated, “Death Is the New Life” (Palahniuk 1). After this many people wanted to emigrate to death as stated, “Now even soccer moms

  • Pain In Tyler Durden's Fight Club

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    Desperately propelling himself toward the deeper immersion of conforming with society, yet seemingly unable to fill the void of dissatisfaction he feels, Jack relentlessly suffers from insomnia. This inability to sleep is described as seeing everything becoming “a copy of a copy of a copy” (PAGE), in the same way that everything in this commercialized culture is artificialized; nothing is unique. It is only with Tyler Durden’s aid that the narrator realizes “the things you own end up owning you”

  • Theme Of Christ Figure In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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    A Christ figure is an element of literature that draws an allusion between a character and Jesus. A Christ figure is often used in to demonstrate how one should act in society. The idea of a Christ figure is presented in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey through the character Randal McMurphy. The idea proven in this novel is that sometimes one must sacrifice himself for the greater good. In the beginning of the novel, like Christ, McMurphy came from wilderness and he begins to

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Mcmurphys Transformation

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    In Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel ‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ the main character and narrator, Chief Bromden, is noticeably stuck inside his own head as he acts deaf and dumb to escape the pressures of being a part of something. As the novel moves on, for someone who’s perception of living is to stay transparent and withdrawn totally inside himself the Chief takes a transformation from his delusional mind and gains strength physically and mentally, creating a journey towards freedom and finally, breaking

  • Social Realism In Once Were Warriors

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    The tough, muscular characters in Lee Tamahori 's film "Once Were Warriors" are accustomed for fighting. And they need no fighting ground: their hostilities are played out in the bedroom, in front of the children or in crowded bars. In the first few minutes of the movie, Mr. Tamahori offers social realism with a kick, portraying Maori New Zealanders whose ties to their own history and culture are slowly crumpling. Left struggling in a hostile urban world, they have lost touch with their tribal past

  • Postmodernism In Blade Runner

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    The postmodernism approach analyzes both culture, and history, through critiques such as Marxism and psychoanalysis. The concept focuses on cultural representations exhibited through media, and the complications of our experiences of reality. Postmodernism also challenges traditional iterations of subjectivity as well as identity. It mainly functions to divide the bar between high art and popular culture. It may be drawn out and difficult to understand, but audiences accept the legitimacy of popular

  • Examples Of Consumerism In Tyler Durden

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    Tyler Durden was right all along. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” Tyler Durden is a character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Fight Club which came out in 1999. Most people dismissed Tyler and the whole movie at that time as unethical. But in my opinion, it wasn’t unethical. It comes out as a little strong maybe, but I think the point it tried to make needed a little strong. It talked about consumerism, what has our life come to and even our existence. So

  • The Awakenings Movie Review

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    Samantha Denise Sanchez OT 1-1 Movie Review Ma’am Anne Peggy Obre Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Oliver Sacks The Director: Penny Marshall December 12, 1990 The movie “Awakenings” is a story about a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission

  • The Sisters Joyce Analysis

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    Through building young, male narrators embroiled in internal conflict, Joyce explores the idea of self-contradiction through two short stories, “Araby” and “The Sisters.” In the lives of the narrators, Joyce demonstrates that internal turmoil leads directly to an epiphany which forces the narrator to examine the alienation caused by his internal conflict. Joyce envelops the narrators within a society that provides characters that accentuate the narrators’ internal conflict, even as the source of

  • The Longest Ride Comparison

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    Blue Carpenter Mrs. George Film and Literature 25 April, 2017 The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks, an author everyone knows, created another masterpiece in 2013, with his novel, The Longest Ride. As many of his novels do, The Longest Ride developed into a movie, directed by George Tillman Jr. Throughout the movie, viewers can see how individual characters develop and how their inter tangled relationships develop as well. With the help of the movie, some viewers can see the emotions felt between characters

  • The Important Themes Of Tragedy In Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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    Nothing brings people together more than a shared tragedy. In Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, this important theme of tragedy is highly present, where the struggle is what causes bonding between the family members. Gregor, having metamorphosed affected his family greatly. Over time, his family had to adapt to the tragic transformation of Gregor, in order for them to live a comfortable and pleasant life. Having each understood that change is difficult to endure, they all metamorphosed, though instead

  • Analysis Of Fight Club

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    Film Analysis 1: Fight Club (2001) Plot Summary- Fight Club is about man whose name is unknown that works at a car insurance company. The narrator leads a consumerist lifestyle; decorating his bachelor pad with unnecessary furniture and having a fridge full of condiments but no real food within. He suffers from chronic insomnia, and expresses very low enthusiasm in his job due to his lack of sleep condition. It all began when he went to a prostate cancer patients support group where he met cancer

  • Sister Carrie Character Analysis Essay

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    The Living Situation Affects Carrie’s Moral Judgments In Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Carrie Meeber, a young provincial girl without money, social status, and special ability, comes to glamorous Chicago alone. In such a poor condition, if she wants to chase her dream to live a high-level life in the urban, she must suit “the discipline of society” and it is like “the law of the jungle”. The city processes the cruel survival competition. Thus, she has to face two choices: “Either she falls

  • Ava Duvernay's 'Selma': Film Analysis

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    History will always be open to interpretation & minor changes when it comes to filmmaking, whether the film is written based on facts or built on fiction. There are many things a director could do when it comes to making a film based on historical events. Sometimes, a director could choose to represent a few events inaccurately in exchange for more impactful and dramatic, but inaccurate scenes. In the film industry, most directors are looking to appeal to as wide an audience as possible