ILA 3

Brian

Fight Club: https://plot.ly/~bcstokes/1/social-critique-in-fight-club/?share_key=2ib0lGi7GiRExGNtzQY1U0

Fight Club 2: https://plot.ly/~bcstokes/3/social-critique-in-fight-club-2/

After re-reading and further analyzing Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Fight Club 2, it becomes clear that the different mediums play a vital role in how the reader is to interpret the world and characters in which the author wants you to understand. To further elaborate, in a novel such as Fight Club, one would be informed by the author of the intended characteristics and personas of certain characters, such as Tyler Durden but one would still have to personally interpret how this character would look. Whereas in a graphic novel, one does not need to interpret what Tyler looks like as he is shown to the reader in the graphic piece. At the high points in my graph of Fight Club 2, the drawings brought out an exaggerated depiction of everyday society. On the contrary, in the high points in my graph of Fight Club, the criticism come from the speaker’s narration of what he sees in society.

In my opinion, I prefer the visual side of the graphic novel as it provides a concrete visual of what Palahniuk had in mind when creating this world. Both the novel and the graphic piece leave room for interpretation when analyzing true intent of characters from an ethical standpoint. In other words, the graphic novel interprets everything physical for you, while in the novel, the reader must interpret everything for themselves based upon the author’s description. Due to this, it made it harder for me to interpret Palahniuk’s true intentions at certain points in the novel. When in the graphic, I felt more in sync with Palahniuk’s idea of the world of Fight Club.

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