Fight Club essay

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Nikki Resor English 112 BF Fight Club Essay April 29, 2011 Resurrection When asked about religion, it is probable that each and every person has their own unique view of it and how it plays a role in their lives. Religion comes in several different forms, and means different things to different people. Some people look at religion as a strict set of values and beliefs that must be followed in order to lead a successful and fulfilling life; others follow their own religion and create their own set of values and beliefs because they are able to do so, but one way or another, these people look to a higher power within themselves or to a higher power of worship. Religion is an outlet and a source people turn to as a way of finding themselves. In Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, the narrator of the story is guided by consumerism and the shallow norms that society instills upon many people. This resulted in him creating Fight Club and looking to Tyler Durden as a God-like figure in order to find himself. Throughout the novel, the theme of religion plays the role of defining the narrator and giving meaning to his life. The narrator’s past is a huge part of the reason he feels lost and does not understand himself. The narrator’s mother is never mentioned, allowing the readers to assume that she did not play a major role in his life. He grew up with an absent father who did not seem to lend him significant guidance. “What you have to understand, is your father was your model for God” (140). He did not have a father or mother, who instilled values and beliefs to live by, and he clearly did not follow religion in a way that affected his life; because of this, he turned to the shallow norms of society and
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consumerism in an attempt to give his life meaning. He tried to live up to the standards of society and improve himself accordingly, but it wasn’t enough. The narrator felt as though he had never done anything worthwhile or truly important to give him happiness. “Someday I’d be dead without a scar and there would be a really nice condo and car”
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course COM 143 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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