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    In Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, the narrator creates another identity through his schizophrenia and dissociative personality disorder. While the narrator’s other personality is portrayed as a therapeutic creation focused on bettering society and himself through destruction followed by rebuilding, the narrator actually creates Tyler Durden to destroy his true identity, become the person he wishes he was, and destroy those around him without holding any personal responsibility. Even though the narrator

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    Chuck Palahniuk is often classified as a nihilistic neo-fascist, whose characters represent an amoral life with a sense of indifference and indolence. Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club, offers a critical look at the cultural standardization and exploitative nature of consumer capitalism as seen through a contemporary culture of cynicism. Yet many critics often overlook that his books are typically led by a narrator who is just a lonely person looking for some way to connect with other people. Palahniuk’s

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    A young man sat in his wheelchair next to the bus stop pole, and I stood behind him. We were waiting for the bus together in silence. I could tell he was a veteran, for he wore his tattered green uniform and cap, and the weathered, patched American flag shone like a beacon of pride on his arm. Yet past his initial persona of a warrior, in his face a saw uncertain eyes that where always darting and a face that looked vaguely both sturdy yet precarious. Even so we did not look at each other or converse

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    The soap is made out of human fat, IKEA catalogues are desired, and fighting is equated to salvation. Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the book, Fight Club that in the late nineties was adapted into a film that would soon grow to have a cult following. Palahnuik develops characters that are very human with several flaws and animal instincts. The entire novel revolves around a secret fight club that takes place in bars. The protagonist goes here to escape his mundane life with other men who feel lost

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    being involved in art, acting, singing, or some other hobby. As adulthood approaches, identity can be described as, but not limited to, the career path someone has chosen, or the family they may or may not have. In the novel Fight Club, written by Chuck Palahniuk, the narrator has a difficult time finding his true identity. In the novel the theme identity is discussed as the narrator discovers the truth about himself and who the real Tyler Durden is. The first way to identify a person is simply their

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    To quote the critical anthology, ‘Gender has to do not with how females (and males) really are, but with the way that a given culture or subculture sees them, how they are culturally constructed.’ In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Invisible Monsters, his combination of gender and identity challenges the perspective of this statement, at length. In this novel, Palahniuk deals with different aspects of gender in a modern American society, such as the debated relationship between femininity and masculinity

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    Marla Singer: Character Analysis Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is a great novel, which captures readers from the very first page. The novel has 3 major characters: Tyler Dyrden, Marla singer and the narrator. Marla Singer is a strange persona. Shabby, neither too young nor beautiful, she appears as a part of “triangle” together with Tyler and the narrator. Her presence in the novel is motivated by her important role in plot development. Her presence and actions change narrator’s life completely

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    school. Needless to say, it's hard not to form an opinion on such works. I have come to find many titles that I admire, both fictitious and non, such as Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka. There are many more pieces of writing that I merely tolerated, Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby was surely not the greatest work that my favorite author produced. Of course, I wouldn't be honest if I didn't admit that there were some works that I have come to know and loathe, one of which is Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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    The Badge

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    Chuck and Sarah walked hand-in-hand across the parking lot. They stepped up onto the curb, crossing the sidewalk onto trimmed grass that crunched in vegetative repose underfoot, not quite ready to believe that spring had arrived. He looked around, familiarizing himself with the surroundings. If the weather was nicer, the park would have been downright pleasant. A relatively new set of slides, monkey bars and other equipment rested in a wood-edged rectangle of fine sand. The playground was set

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    The Pearl

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    stands. This was the first time in history that more than three tests had to be run. It came down to Chuck the clan favorite and Tinagel the outcast. Finally with a little cheating and a lot of dishonesty Chuck took the pearl to gain its power till the coming year when he would relinquish control of the pearl. Tintagel knew this fact but was jealous and devised a plan to steal the pearl by poisoning Chuck. The next few days Tintagel spent carefully gathering all the equipment and materials he'd need to

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