Fight Club - Greg Bowers Dr. Richard A. Kasschau Intro to...

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Greg Bowers Dr. Richard A. Kasschau Intro to Psychology November 5, 2007 Elements of Schizophrenia in Charles Palahniuk’s Fight Club Schizophrenia can be determined by a combination of five distinct symptoms that occur for over six months. These symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, catatonic muscle contractions, and negative symptoms such as flattened effect or lack of logic. In Charles Palahniuk’s Fight Club, the Narrator, who is the main character of the story, has an abundance of these symptoms. Since the Narrator has an abundance of these symptoms that lasted for over six months, he can be diagnosed as schizophrenic. One of the symptoms of schizophrenia is a state of hallucination. Hallucinations are vivid, realistic, believable images of intensity. The Narrator experiences many hallucinations throughout the novel. For example, while traveling on a plane, the Narrator meets an interesting individual named Tyler Durden. The Narrator and Tyler discuss many interesting subjects such as how to make nepalm out of house hold chemicals, and
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 2330 taught by Professor Kasschau during the Fall '07 term at University of Houston.

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