Fight Club Philosophy Essay

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Philosophy Research Paper TOPIC- PHILOSOPHICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE MOVIE- FIGHT CLUB Introduction Fight Club is a film that was released in 1999, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norman and Helena Bonham Carter in the lead roles. It is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. In the movie, Norton plays the unnamed protagonist (seldom referred by a cliché name- Jack), an ‘everyman’ who is displeased with his white-collar job. He suffers from insomnia and wanted to escape from his deadly boring life. He, finally, finds his solace by joining cancer support groups. There he empathises with other patients though he doesn’t suffer from any disease but venting out his emotions in turn, allows him to sleep. In one of these sessions, he also meets another fake attendee- Marla Singer. Her presence disturbs the narrators…show more content…
Basically, the narrator is depicted as the ultimate symbolism of materialism. He likes to order IKEA-furniture, has a modernist, fashionable apartment, but all this doesn't make him happy. He is, in fact, very unhappy and he hates his life and himself, so he want to change. But his personality doesn't allow that. He isn't the drastic type of guy. He believes that he is not capable of doing anything so he creates the ideal alter-ego of himself: Tyler Durden. The muscular, pretty, intelligent, inspiring, revolutionary, who you can't help but respect and love. To describe Tyler’s character I would refer to the German philosopher Fredrick Nietzsche (1844-1900) who projected that human evolution would someday result in an übermensch (or overman) ie basically a man such who is proficient and great enough to make a new meaning for the world we dwell. In the film Fight Club, Brad Pitt plays an

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