Fight Club and Fight Club 2

Fight Club:I found the text version of Fight Club very confusing. I also found it difficult to stay focused why reading this text. I gathered that there were three characters, all of which are very different. The narrator, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. The text states that the characters shared a sort of love triangle because the narrator wants Tyler, Marla wants the narrator and Tyler

I found the text version of Fight Club very confusing. I also found it difficult to stay focused why reading this text. I gathered that there were three characters, all of which are very different. The narrator, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. The text states that the characters shared a sort of love triangle because the narrator wants Tyler, Marla wants the narrator and Tyler wants Marla. We come to find that Tyler is the founder of an organization called Project Mayhem, that is in place to show men that they have the power to change history. Tyler is basically crazy and the narrator goes along with it even though it seems he doesn’t want to. I myself am very confused.

Fight Club 2:

Issue 1: We meet Sebastian who is married to a woman named Marla Singer and has one child. Marla is attending a support group of children who have a disease that makes them age rapidly to help cope with her failing marriage. It is shown that Sebastian takes a lot of prescription pills and seems to have a drug problem and Marla expresses that he isn’t the man she fell in love with and blames himself for everything bad that happens in the world. Marla begins replacing her husband’s pills with aspirin in order to have an affair with Tyler Durden. I gathered that Sebastian suffers from a personality disorder  and his other personality is that of Tyler, a complete opposite from the boring, unhappy father. At the end of the issue, the couple’s house catches fire and it appears that their son has died in the fire.

Issue 2: The issue depicts the couple talking to the FBI about the fire and the FBI seem to suspect foul play because both of Sebastian’s parents died as the result of fires and Sebastian recently applied for life insurance for his son. Sebastian is confused and unaware of this. The FBI tells the two that the body found in the fire was not their son and that their son must have been kidnapped. Sebastian knows Tyler must have taken him and sets out to gain admission into Project Mayhem.

Issue 3 & 4: Sebastian gains admittance into Project Mayhem after a long process and then must fight to prove himself. Marla asks for the help of the members of her support group in order to find her son.

I found the comic book version of Fight Club a little easier to gain information from and a lot easier to focus on. I think it was smart of the author to release a visual version of his book because it fills in some of the blanks that I wasn’t able to in reading the text version. I think both versions offer their own benefits. The text version being better written and probably a better experience for someone who understands and is interested in the plot. The comic requires less attention and keeps the reader more engaged

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