Who is Chuck Palahniuk?
i. Born Feb. 21, 1962
ii. Born in Pasco, Washington.
iii. An American Transgressional Fiction novelist.
iv. Member of the rebellious Cacophony society.
v. Is a freelance journalist.
vi. Graduated from the University of Oregon in
vii. Best known for the book “Fight Club.”
viii. Known as a cult figure.
iii. Fight Club
vii. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories
viii. Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You’d be Home
What is Fight Club About?
An estranged young man seeks relief from the
emptiness in his life in the alter echo Tyler Dirden.
Showing his total disregard for the consumer
society, Tyler devises a series of boxing matches.
Fight club is developed in order for its members to
overcome stresses of their professional and
personal lives. In Tyler’s world there are no laws
and no rules, anything goes! (Palahniuk, Chuck “Fight
Key concepts about Chuck’s
i. Self destruction leads to self improvement.
ii. Censorship isn’t allowed.
iii. Everyone has self purpose.
iv. Vanity can be your friend or your enemy!
v. Don’t be follower, be a leader!
vi. Materialism and social status isn’t important.
vii. We are a consumer society.
viii. Always go against the social norms of society!
What message is being said in
People care more about external beauty,
than internal beauty.
What you buy or wear doesn’t make you
a good person.
We live in a consumer society. We are
given the freedom of speech, but we are
criticized when we speak our minds.
Keep in mind…
Materialism is for pre-Madonna's!
Money can’t buy happiness.
Always Express yourself.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Realization is the key to success.
Be kind and rewind!
What is more important?
Looks vs. Personality