Journal of Contemporary Religion 23.3 (2008): 321-335. Print. Ta, Lynn M. "Hurt So Good: Fight Club, Masculine Violence and the Crisis of Capitalism." The Journal of American Culture 29.3 (2006): 261-277. Print.
This makes him very irritated because he can’t cry in front of her and if he does it will make him look ... ... middle of paper ... ...they have to be those things in order to be masculine and because of this men go to the extreme to find their own form of masculinity just as we have seen in Fight Club. The narrator ends up in a mental hospital because he tries to kill himself, he has holes in his face, and he has damaged the world around him by making men believe his actions are okay. Palahniuk uses the narrator and his alter ego in Fight Club to portray that in order to become masculine you have to contain your emotion, you have to hit rock bottom, and you have to use violence and aggression as your form of release. Ultimately, Palahniuk is saying masculinity is crazy and can make you insane but he is also poking fun at it because of its affects on the narrator. The question we now have to ask ourselves is when is it all too much and can we convince ourselves that we are okay with who we are?
London: Penguin Books, 2001. 307-309. Print. Ta, Lynn M. "Hurt So Good: Fight Club, Masculine Violence, and the Crisis of Capitalism." Journal Of American Culture 29.3 (2006): 265-277.
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