A Greater Sense Of Identity Essay

1383 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
A Greater Sense of Identity
The novel Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk, tells a story about two men bringing a societal revolution and new era of self-identity. The men in this novel reject to conform to society’s norms and attempt to strip away the unnecessary parts of their lives and discover their true selves. Ultimately, the lives of many revolve around their status and properties, characters achieve a new sense of identity and purpose with the new relationships with themselves, Tyler Durden and Fight Club.
The main character, whom the author choses to leave nameless, starts to reconsider his lifestyle, self-worth and who he is as a person. The narrator is reflecting on his self-image and states, “Everything is so far away, a copy, of a copy, of a copy” (Palahniuk, 21). The narrator understands that the more something is replicated, the harder it is to understand. The narrator shows the first stages of his new self-image by deconstructing what is wrong in his life. The author uses this analogy to show how the modeling of behaviours and the culture of society weakens the narrator grasp on his life. Through the narrators self-wallowing, he starts to try imagining life in a new light, and wonders, “If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?” (Palahniuk,33). At this point the narrator has a desire to become someone else, live a life that currently is a figment of his imagination. The narrator demonstrates behaviour of…

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