History Literature / FightClub

13th Nov '17 5:24:07 AM Ereiam
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** Similarly, the first two rules of Project Mayhem are the same: you do not ask questions.
7th Nov '17 8:48:42 PM PaulA
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* RuleAbidingRebe: This is a major component of the satire. Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden's hyper-macho, anti-consumerist revolutionary group, is ultimately founded on the very same philosophical base as the culture that they think they overthrowing, buying into the same idealized vision of masculinity that they got from pop culture and society. They're not rebelling so much as they are lashing out mindlessly, still trying to get a perfect life as "real men", only through fighting and terrorism instead of consumerism.

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* RuleAbidingRebe: RuleAbidingRebel: This is a major component of the satire. Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden's hyper-macho, anti-consumerist revolutionary group, is ultimately founded on the very same philosophical base as the culture that they think they overthrowing, buying into the same idealized vision of masculinity that they got from pop culture and society. They're not rebelling so much as they are lashing out mindlessly, still trying to get a perfect life as "real men", only through fighting and terrorism instead of consumerism.
7th Nov '17 8:45:01 PM PaulA
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* PresentTenseNarrative


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* RuleAbidingRebe: This is a major component of the satire. Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden's hyper-macho, anti-consumerist revolutionary group, is ultimately founded on the very same philosophical base as the culture that they think they overthrowing, buying into the same idealized vision of masculinity that they got from pop culture and society. They're not rebelling so much as they are lashing out mindlessly, still trying to get a perfect life as "real men", only through fighting and terrorism instead of consumerism.
7th Nov '17 7:16:24 PM PaulA
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**
--->God asks me, "Why?"\\
Why did I cause so much pain?\\
Didn't I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?
31st Jul '17 2:12:02 PM ThePest179
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* BlackComedy

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* %%* BlackComedy



* DarkMessiah: Tyler.

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* %%* DarkMessiah: Tyler.



* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Better with Space Monkeys]]
* EvilFeelsGood

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* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Better with Space Monkeys]]
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EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Members of Project Mayhem are given the title of "Space Monkey".
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EvilFeelsGood



* FightClubbing: The TropeNamer.

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* FightClubbing: The TropeNamer. The titular Fight Club [[WesternTerrorists doesn't end at fighting]], though.



* HowWeGotHere:

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* HowWeGotHere: The story begins with the Narrator and Tyler on top of a building about to be blown up. Then it proceeds to show how things got to that point.



* ImNotAfraidOfYou
* ImaginaryFriend

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* %%* ImaginaryFriend



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: One interpretation of the third act of both film and book.

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* MadeOfIron: Lots of characters, but particularly Tyler.

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* MadeOfIron: Lots of characters, but particularly Tyler. [[spoiler:Doubly so for the Narrator when it's revealed that he's Tyler.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: Tyler.

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* MemeticMutation: The much referenced and parodied "The first rule of fight club..." line, as well as "You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake..." Played darkly with in the InUniverse example, "His name is Robert Paulson", when the Narrator first realizes that no matter how much he tries, any members of Project Mayhem not present at the birth of a rule will just become the MisaimedFandom of the ''mutated'' meaning.
** "On a long enough timeline, the ______ drops to zero." Often used in regards to music quality of bands who start out good but degrade as new albums are released.



* MissingTime

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* MissingTimeMissingTime: [[spoiler:The Narrator has some of these moments as Tyler takes greater and greater control of him.]]



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** The "fights" in the film are usually sloppy brawls or lopsided beat-downs, particularly the Narrator vs Angel Face, and Tyler vs the Narrator.
* NoNameGiven: The Narrator. Brilliant subversion, actually.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The "fights" in the film are usually sloppy brawls or lopsided beat-downs, particularly the Narrator vs Angel Face, and Tyler vs the Narrator.
* NoNameGiven: The Narrator. Brilliant subversion, actually.Narrator's true name is never brought up.



* RedOniBlueOni: Tyler is impulsive and rash, whereas the Narrator is a calm and cool corporate executive. Their different personalities are, of course, all mixed-up in the heat of the fight, and then we find out that [[spoiler:they're actually NotSoDifferent.]]

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* RedOniBlueOni: Tyler is impulsive and rash, whereas the Narrator is a calm and cool corporate executive. Their different personalities are, of course, all mixed-up in the heat of the fight, and then we find out that [[spoiler:they're actually NotSoDifferent.the same person.]]



* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler:HoYay between Tyler Durden and the Narrator is something akin to this.]]



* SenseiForScoundrels: The trope was originally titled TheTylerDurden, which still exists as a redirect.

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* %%* SenseiForScoundrels: The trope was originally titled TheTylerDurden, which still exists as a redirect. redirect.
* ShoutOut: When the Narrator explains to Marla that [[spoiler:Tyler is his SplitPersonality, comparisons are drawn to the movies ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''Film/{{Sybil}}''.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: A classic example.
* {{Trickster}}: Tyler.

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* %%* TomatoInTheMirror: A classic example.
* %%* {{Trickster}}: Tyler.



* TheUnfettered: Tyler Durden
* UnreliableNarrator

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* %%* TheUnfettered: Tyler Durden
* UnreliableNarratorUnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler:A great deal of events in the novel are called into question after TheReveal that Tyler and the Narrator are one and the same.]]
6th Jul '17 10:30:34 AM allium
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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [ORGAN_NAME]" (with "Jane" stepping in for some of the lady parts) put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].

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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [ORGAN_NAME]" (with "Jane" stepping in for some of organs like the lady parts) uterus or ovaries) put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].
6th Jul '17 10:29:29 AM allium
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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [X]" (with "Jane" stepping in for some of the lady parts) put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].

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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [X]" [ORGAN_NAME]" (with "Jane" stepping in for some of the lady parts) put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].
6th Jul '17 10:28:54 AM allium
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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [X]" put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the late 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].

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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [X]" (with "Jane" stepping in for some of the lady parts) put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the late 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].
6th Jul '17 10:27:09 AM allium
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** There really was a series of articles titled "I Am Joe's [X]" put out by ''Reader's Digest'' in the late 1960s. They can be found [[https://archive.org/stream/IAmJoesBody-J.D.Ratcliffe/joebody_djvu.txt here]].
15th Dec '16 9:38:15 AM ThePest179
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* WheresTheKaboom: [[spoiler: Tyler's plan to bring down a building fails, because he used [[ChekhovsGun paraffin mixed]] [[{{Foreshadowing}} with nitro]].]]
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