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”I’m wondering if another woman is really the answer I need” : En tematisk studie av mannen, kvinnan och konsumtionskulturen i Chuck Palahniuks Fight Club

by Thornström, Lasse

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The aim of this paper is to answer three questions about Chuck Palahniuks novel Fight Club. The three questions were chosen because they were widely debated after the release of David Fincher screenplay based on the same book. The questions are: Is the critique on consumerculture offered in Fight Club valid? What does Fight Club say about the relation between man and woman? Can the work be considered fascist? The critique against consumer culture is found valid and not a disguised complaint about the feminization of society. The main female character Marla is vital for Jack as a blueprint for Tyler. Tyler and Marla are found much alike. The fascist tendencies are present in Tylers character but he can be seen as the protagonist Jacks created father. In the course of Jacks struggle for independence Tyler is doomed to be defeated, so the fascist attitudes can’t be said to be represented by Fight Club as a whole.
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School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:11/16/2006

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