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The film Fight Club follows to some degree of accuracy the archetypal paradigm of the apocalyptic guidelines discussed in English 3910 Specifically the movie mostly deals with the genre of the personal apocalypse Thus following suit in relation to such works as Lancelot The Violent Bear it away and Apocalypse Now Fight Club essentiality contains the basic premise of these works that is the purging of ones identity through extreme measures and crisis to ultimately arrive at a personal revelation in the end Like Apocalypse Now the audience is lead by narration to give a reflecting insight into the apocalyptic journey of young professional named Jack Jack works a regular nine to five office job for an insurance company and suffers from insomnia He finds his cure in attending support groups for the mortally afflicted One of the first groups he attends is a testicular cancer group and discovers through an exercise referred to as pairing up to share brotherly emotion with your fellow mortally afflicted that crying with and hugging these people makes him feel better He although he does not have testicular cancer is spiritual impotent and this group allows him to fill that void in his life He gets addicted to this and begins attending different support groups everyday his faking becomes his foma he knows like the bokonist that his new religion is lies I didnt say anything he explains as he forges a series of diseases They always assumed the worst Nonetheless his search for tears and experiencing other peoples pain gave meaning to his identity Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy the books of Bokonon 15 Vonnegut 1963 Jack has no trouble weeping in these strangers arms until he meets another phony Marla a support-group tourist and a reflection of himself that he finds objectionable She claims to like the emotional workout of being with these people which
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