Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fight Club (á la Blaine Kern)

I looked back on the blog and found a really good post by Blaine last year. He compares Freud's system of the Id, Ego, and Superego with Fight Club. Tyler Durden is all 3 parts combined, just like all humans are. He says that Tyler Durden (Pitt) represents the Id, the pleasure seeking part of our brains. The unnamed narrator is the ego and superego, he tries to stop the Id from tearing his life apart. While the narrator falls asleep, Durden goes to work and since the narrator isn't conscious he cannot stop the Id from doing crazy things. In the end, the narrator essentially kills Durden by shooting himself. Blaine makes some excellent comparisons and if you haven't seen Fight Club, you really

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