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802essay4(1)-1 - ENGL 802 Winch/Sp 2011 ESSAY IV Length Six...

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ENGL 802 Winch/Sp 2011 ESSAY IV Length : Six full pages plus a works cited page in correct MLA format (consult your handbook for assistance). Due : Wednesday, May 4 in my office no later than 12:00 p.m. General : This essay asks that you construct an argument around a specific perspective of violence in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Fight Club (yes, it was a novel first!) Your argument is to be formulated through your close reading of the primary text and by applying relevant research materials from your carefully chosen outside sources. Again, this essay is not just to focus on Fight Club as a literary work; rather, it is to focus an a particular perspective of the novel’s presentation of violence and develop an interdisciplinary examination of this idea in a broader social and cultural context. Option #1: Violence and Freud In Civilization and its Discontents , Freud posits the idea of civilization as something of a psychological paradox: society is the means through which humans maximize the
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