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Fight Club

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on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of Fight Club

ALTERNATE-SELF
Fight Club
LEADERSHIP AND POWER
Tyler Durden embodies strong leadership

Carefully develops his network to increase his power


INFLUENCE
Movie Summary
TYLER CREATES
PROJECT MAYHEM
Men are recruited from Fight Club to commit acts of vandalism

Goal is to set people free from the chains of consumerism

The narrator is unaware and excluded from group
Suffers from insomnia

Monotonous job with frequent traveling

Generic lifestyle- condominium, clothes, job, interests, etc.

THE NARRATOR
Makes soap using human lard

Lives for the moment

Charismatic

The narrator loses his condominium and moves into a rundown house with Tyler
MEETING
TYLER DURDEN
ESTABLISHING
FIGHT CLUB
Created after the two brawl in a gas station parking lot

Any man can join

Fight to feel alive
not for personal glory

1st rule of fight club: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB
ANY QUESTIONS?
IDENTITY
SPOILER ALERT
3 Levels of
Identity
Tyler vs. Narrator
High Openness
Low Conscientiousness
Likes spontaneity
High Extroversion
Assertive and Charismatic
Moderate Agreeableness
Can be blunt and critical and indifferent to suffering
Low Neuroticism
calm, resilient and confident
TYLER DURDEN
THE NARRATOR
Low Openness to New Experiences
High Conscientiousness
organized, not spontaneous
Low Extroversion
lives alone, not very sociable
Moderate Agreeableness
likes to avoid conflict but uses other peoples' emotions for himself
High Neuroticism
prone to depression and insomnia
PERSONAL CONCERNS
LIFE STORY
Personal Concerns
Motivation: taking down capitalism and the government "system".
Blissfully free from obligation and at peace with who he is.
Approaches work with a fierce conviction and does not fear death.
Talking, walking, cultural commentator.
Cynical, strong and forthright.
Very resourceful, which is obvious in his ingenuity.
“I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”
Life Story
Goals
:Lacks any real goal. Maybe to get paid in order to fuel his Ikea obsession
Skills
: Lacks any real skills. Adept at using the copy machine and shopping through the telephone
Interests
: Lacks any real interests. Goes to support groups for emotional support
Values
: Lacks any real values. Doesn't care about lying, no religion, no clear moral lines
Lacks a clear background story
The embodiment of who the Narrator wants to be: cool, highly intelligent and charismatic.
A figment of the Narrator's imagination that is active when the Narrator is asleep.
Life story revolves around his birth from the Narrator's imagination as a result of the Narrator's intense attempt to cope with his personal life problems.
Cultivates intrinsic motivation

Exploits widspread societal frustration

Uses his Emotional Intelligence
Demonstrates strong Task Leadership

Implements strict rules and discipline

Project Mayhem begins to feed itself
Narrator lacks a background because he is portrayed as an incomplete person
Current Job: Works as an accident analyst for automobile company
Dead end job gives no satisfaction, no motivation to work hard
Was raised without a father
shows lack of a father who can give him guidance in life - can cause this lack of direction
lack of close family and friends, constant flying for his company
can cause the insomnia and depression without the support group, people who will listen to him
Does not have a clear future that he's striving for.
No clear motivation to work hard
Persuasion/ Motivation
Tyler Durden is a master at influencing and manipulating others
Creates nationwide organization
How does he do it?
Commitment
Fight Club = foot in the door
Introduces his ideology at meetings

It offers an escape from society

Gratification
Praises members
Intrinsic motivation
Directly relates to the working man
Common interest: Fight Club
Hazing
physical/mental cost of admission
Indoctrination
sacrifice identity
cause comes first
"Homework"
perform anti-social acts
Martyrdom
"His name is Robert Paulson"
Trade Off
In order to create Tyler Durden, he must let go of his old life.

Passionate vs. Pragmatic
Altruistic vs. Self-Interest
Work-Oriented vs. Family-Oriented
Adventurous vs. Conventional

The narrator must choose who he embraces - he cannot be both the Narrator and Tyler.
The Narrator Seeks Adventure
The narrator wants everything that Tyler Durden has.

He soon finds that Tyler Durden is too intense and no longer identifies with him in the end.
Twist:
Tyler Durden is the split personality created by the narrator's insomnia induced insanity.
THE TRUTH IS...
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