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Fight Club - Chapters 6-12 Discussion

Post Number:#1  Postby LoveHatesYou » 27 Feb 2007, 14:56

I have been sick- small seizures, and a nasty cold- but please continue without me, I will add little thoughts ans hopefully be back full force very soon.
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*Repressed self- major theme! Is it in everyone? I feel it is, and the narrator is just the extreme version of how most people feel- he breaks.
* Dark side- not darth vader dark- but noir in a sense. The FIght CLub for instance, the animalistic urge. What is this? "I felt like destroying something beautiful..."
*Double selves? Who is Tyler Durden?
*Who is Marla? What does she stand for?
*All the meetings, the AA, the NA, the need for them, it stops, why?* The escalation of the novel is peaking- wha tis the high point?

Please continue on- this book is full of things that can be easiliy missed- I look forward to reading what you guys see!
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Post Number:#2  Postby Scott » 28 Feb 2007, 10:18

Are the animalistic urges dark or evil? I think the members of Fight Club would consider so-called civilization as dark and evil. Throughout the book, it seems to call contemporary society/civilization meaningless. The participants of Fight Club look for their meaning and feeling of purpose elsewhere. They find it by embracing their apparent nature, which is animalistic.
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Post Number:#3  Postby knightss » 05 Mar 2007, 15:26

Borders has been out of this book for the last 2 weeks! i started reading it in borders and got about 8 chapters in.. i have to wait until they restock to buy it =(
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Post Number:#4  Postby Linda » 05 Mar 2007, 21:15

yep i checked too and the library didn't have it...how is that even possible?
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Post Number:#5  Postby Scott » 06 Mar 2007, 10:56

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Post Number:#6  Postby LoveHatesYou » 12 Mar 2007, 11:29

Hey guys, I apologize for the MIA- I've been very sick- walking pnuemonia- and small seizures. I'm back but not really all with it. Is picking up at chapters 12-6 ok? I plan on posting Wed.-it'll give those who don't have the book a lil whilel to get hteir hands onm it and catch up, as well as any new readers a chance to read along-..

Good?

Derek- thanks for the well wishes- I do appreciate it.
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Post Number:#7  Postby knightss » 13 Mar 2007, 15:20

i was just worried =/ glad to see you're back though =)
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Post Number:#8  Postby jsavage » 17 Mar 2007, 22:09

Who is Marla? What does she stand for?

Marla is a tragic character who is both a source of annoyance and affection? for Tyler (and the narrator). The narrator feels that she already ruined the support groups he attends and when she starts showing up and spending time with Tyler, it's just too much.

Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends.

He's afraid to lose Tyler (himself) in a relationship with Marla.

All the meetings, the AA, the NA, the need for them, it stops, why?


the narrator goes to the support groups to fill a void, to be with people who have actually "hit bottom" the place he never seems to be able to reach. fight club somehow fills this void for him as well, but in a very different way. it's the feeling of being a hero for a minute during your seemingly unimportant life where you work 9-5 sitting in a cube at a thankless job. the role you have outside of fight club becomes irrelevent when you're at fight club.
a couple of things that have not been touched on yet - Tyler burnes the narrator with the lye and tells him to focus on the pain because this is the greatest moment of your life. everything before and after this moment will just be a story. and also tells the narrator
"without death, pain or sacrifice, we would have nothing."

how does this unbearable pain change the narrator's life? he now has a scar that he'll carry forever as a reminder of what Tyler said and it seems to me that Tyler believes that fight club is not enough anymore, it needs to be kicked up a notch.

Another important thing going on, Tyler works as a "renegade" waiter at prominent hotel events and pees, sneezes, etc in rich people's food. Is this just another way he's getting back at society in general or the rich specifically? Again, is fight club not enough? The fight club mantra seems to be expanding into other realms. Where is this going?

that's all i have for now... :?

ps - also sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well... hope you're feeling better!
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Re: Fight Club - Chapters 6-12 Discussion

Post Number:#9  Postby shortandskinny » 19 Oct 2011, 01:16

if you guys like fight club you should check out "superman had a handgun". its probably one of the best reads out there right now from a new author. google it, you'll love it
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