Task 12 – What I learned from my blog work

Now that I have come to the end, this will be my last blog post. I must now focus on writing a book raport, thankfully the earlier blog posts will be very helpful. It will be nice to finish the blog assignment, but this has helped me a lot. I have become much more focused when I’m reading and I have begun to read in between the lines. I’m learning a lot better because of the way I’m reading now and I feel like I’m ready to write a book raport. Which is the last task I have left.

Because of this blog assignment, I have become more critical to what I read. This is something I can bring with me in the future when I’m reading other books or posts on the internet. Details have become a strong factor in my reading and analyzing, maybe because of the different blog task we’ve done. Now at the end of the assignment, I must admit that I have really liked writing this blog.

Task 10 – What is the book really about?

The book fight club has some different themes. Some are difficult to see and some you can understand just from the title of the book.

The first theme that came to me was violence, it appears in the title and shows what kind of world our narrator lives in. A sick world, with blood and gristle coming off fighting in basements. The narrator uses violence as a solution to his problems and it works in the start, but gradually this goes overboard. The second theme that comes to me is rules. The first thing that was said at the support group meeting was the first and only rule Fight Club has 1 # do not talk about fight club. It looks as if no one cares about this rule because everyone’s talking around about the support group, which should be secret. Muscles and masculinity is also one of the themes, the men fighting each other in the basement to get out anger and resolve problems. After a while with fighting, they becomes suspended and their goal is to take over the world with just the use of muscles.

Task 8 – Point of view

The point of view in the book are mostly first person view, but changes sometimes into second person. The fact that the book uses most first-person point of view is good, if not we would understand that the narrator and Tyler Durden are the same person. When the viewpoint of the book shifts to second person, I think it does that to get us readers to look a little different at the history and to put us readers right into the action. The use of viewpoints in this book is amazing, the history and the actions that happens in the book becomes much richer.

An example of the use of second person’s point of view is when the fighting takes place under the bar. we as readers is one of the nameless spectators who are ready to fight. As the fighting is going in the basement are we described how the basement looks and how the fighting takes place

 

Task 7 – book report or book analysis

I have almost completed all the tasks, but the biggest of them all is still left. Namely writing either a book report or a book analysis .

I’m a bit unsure whether I should write a book report or a book analysis. I think it would have suited best for me to write a book report, but the character system makes me uncertain. That we can not get equally high grades by writing a book report and writing a book analysis found me a little sad, but since it is more difficult to write a book analysis should this be ok. I’m not so good at writing analysis , so I think I’m going to choose the book report.

Task 5 – The Setting

Fight club’s first and last setting happens at night on the roof of The Parker Morris Building. The tallest building in the world.  Where Tyler Durden is holding a gun against the inside of the narrator’s mouth. Below them are the Committee of Project Mayhem, they shoving desks and filing cabinets out of windows to make the building ready for destruction.

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Fight club’s second setting is the house Tyler Durden owns on Paper Street. The narrator moves into the house with Tyler as his apartment was destroyed by an explosion. The house is dilapidated and Tyler have few neighbors, but some of these few are abandoned factories and a closed machine shop. The former owner of the house gathered in magazines and books, it stands tall stacks of books and magazines in almost every room. The house is eventually used as a training field for Project Mayhem and to create explosive for their missions.

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Fight club’s third setting happens in the basement of the bar, where the fighting takes place. It is cardboard on the floors and mattresses round concrete pillars so that those who fight don’t get concrete right against their skin. The basement is dark and quite small, but there is enough space for a support group who are ready to get out their anger.

 

Task 3 – Chapter 1

The first chapter of the book starts with a friendship that is not at its strongest. Two friends are on the roof of the building Parker Morris, where our nameless narrator is sitting with a gun in his mouth. The person holding the gun is his friend, Tyler Durden, who is his cooperation partner of the invention Fight club. They are talking about explosives and weapons. Beneath them, inside the building is Mischief Committee Project Mayhem. I have not gotten to know what Project Mayhem is, but I know they are shoving desks and filing cabinets out of windows. In just a few minutes now the building will collapse, even though the narrator and Tyler Durden is on the roof.

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You may begin to wonder how they got to this situation. It looks like I get to know this in chapter two, as the narrator stops Tyler Durden from shooting by saying ¨I remember everything¨. Maybe it’s time for a flash back.

 

Task 1 – Choice of book

Fight Club

For this book assignment, I chose to read the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

I spent a long time trying to find a book that would fit me and my interests. When I came across the book Fight Club, I was initially unsure of it. I took my time to sit down and read a few pages, and after this I become very interested in what would happen a few pages later.

The book is an underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in the last decade. 

A short summary

the book tells a story of a godforsaken young man who discovers that his rage at living in a world filled with failure and lies cannot be pacified by an empty consumer culture. Relief for him and his disenfranchised peers comes in the form of secret after-hours boxing matches held in the basements of bars. Fight Club is the brainchild of Tyler Durden, who thinks he has found a way for himself and his friends to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler’s world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes.

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