Analysis Of The Movie ' Fight Club ' Essay

913 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
When Marx published his Communist Manifesto, the wealthy capitalists that owned means of production exploited working class by low-wages and inhumane working conditions. Whatever they produced, such as textiles, coal and iron were virtual necessities for even these workers and boycotting these products were practically impossible. One couldn’t go running around naked or spend Winters without any heating. Nowadays, it’s different. Thanks to capitalism and technological innovation, standard of living has increased multiple times and the above mentioned necessities are basically free. Yet many people are still unhappy, unfulfilled, with very little control over their lives. Why does that happen? In the movie “Fight Club,” the narrator says: “Like so many others, I had become a slave to the Ikea nesting instinct… what kind of dining set defines me as a person?” Many people these days are obsessed with material possessions and define themselves according to what they own. Moreover, others are quick to judge us according to what we wear, what kind of car we drive, where we live etc. All of these, among many others, serve as status symbols. Many people these days have acquired so much junk that they need to rent separate storage rooms to keep them, their basement and garages already filled up. Most people take Keeping up with Joneses very seriously, consciously or not. The pursuit and the process of acquisition of new “stuff,” called shopping, is important and enjoyable in and of…

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