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Fight Club

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Fight Club

Fight Club is about Jack Moore, a single man with an ordinary job, ordinary apartment, and an ordinary life. Jacks burning question in his life was, "What kind of dining set defines me as a person?". A slave to consumerism, Jack collected furniture as a hobby, and as an obsession. During a 6 month period Jack suffers from insomnia. He tries to receive medical attention, but is told to attend a testicular cancer support group to see what real pain is. This support group, and others like it, give Jack a release from his insomnia. As Jack states, "To lose all hope, is freedom.", and so the support groups become an addiction. This all changes when another "faker" such as himself starts showing up at all his support groups. Marla Singer's injection to his addictions causes Jack's insomnia to return. Soon after, on a business trip, Jack meets Tyler Durden, and ultimately the two of them create Fight Club. Fight Club quickly grows to a gathering of fatherless men who enjoy causing each other physical harm. Tyler Durden teaches Jack that, "To become anything, you must first lose everything." With this as the centerpiece of their revolution, they turn to bringing down the consumer centered world that taints everything in their eyes. As the movie moves to it's climax ,Jack realizes finally that Tyler is in fact himself. Everything that he thought was him and Tyler was all along just him.

I feel that Fight Club is a fairly accurate description of an individual with schizophrenia. Jack grew up without a father, which statistically these matriarch styles of development have shown an increase in schizophrenics. Also poverty is strongly link to schizophrenia, and single parent, single income families are usually at this level. Another contributing factor could be of Jacks sleep deprivation caused by the insomnia. Insomnia can lead to several psychosis, and schizophrenia is one of them. Jack centered his life around consumerism and once he felt an attraction for...
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