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Fight Club (analysis of great

"You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your Khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake." In Fight club, we meet our main character that comes to us without a name. He can be referred to as, "Jerry", but his name is not important. He comes to us without a name because he represents any one man of those Generation X males living in our society at present. Jerry is a thirty-year-old man employed as a recall coordinator for a major automobile company. He lives in condo that is furnished with all the comforts of modern society, namely mass-produced furnishings that can be found in the homes of millions across North America. Jerry owns a car and has obtained a respectable wardrobe for himself over the course of time, but despite all those things, Jerry is not satisfied with his life. This is because Generation X males are dissatisfied, unhappy, confused or lost. Many people find that it is impossible to obtain a job or career where they are not part of the service industry in some way, shape or form. As societies priorities have become more and more materialistic and consumer-driven, people are finding themselves more and more distracted with their possessions, rather than with others. Relationships fail because of an increase in the number of single-parent families, in which there is predominately only a mother to act in a relationship, the situation brewing in this film.
As we progress through the movie we find that Jerry fells unfulfilled, and trapped in the depths of chronic insomnia. Jerry asks his doctor for help and his doctor advises him to attend some of the support groups at a local church. Jerry attends these supports groups regularly and in doing so grow to have a sense of belonging. In a quote from the movie Jerry says, "This is why I loved the support groups so much. If people thought you were dying, they gave yo…