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My Place by Sally Morgan Fight Club Cathedral and Kith of Infinity Fight Club Fight Club is a movie directed by David Fincher and written by Chuck Palahniuk It is a satire on the dehumanizing effects of consumer culture that forms the backbone of the American Dream as it tells the story of an unnamed man a child of generation X a generation of men raised by women who is on a journey to recover his sense of masculinity To do this he unconsciously creates an alter-ego Tyler Durden the ultimate alpha-male Through out the movie the main characters name is never disclosed however the film credits list him as Jack after his penchant for ironically identifying himself with various parts of the physical and psychological anatomy I am Jacks complete lack of surprise This namelessness however gives a generality to the story representing the numerous amount of males found in society in the characters position At the beginning of the movie Jack in his efforts to attain the American Dream is rather lost in life without any sense of himself as a strong powerful individualistic man with a purpose who is in control of his own destiny He is a man who serves others as women traditionally have and the movie addresses how such men construct identity and meaning in their lives The first phase of the movie addresses this aspect of modern life defining ones identity by means of furniture and clothing and in one scene Jack ironically contemplating the hollowness and flatness of his consumeristic life-style moves through his condo as it transforms around him into a living Ikea catalog with prices and descriptions of products floating in air This disregard for authentic representation of space and time is a part of the postmodern style of the movie Jack also defines his life as a copy of a copy of a copy which carries a very postmodern perspective Fight Club
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