An Analysis of “Fight Club” Through Postmodernism and Marxism


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An Analysis of "Fight Club" Through Postmodernism and Marxism  
Combining multiple narratives, quick editing and gritty locations Fight Club(Palahniuk 1996) was one of the most unique movies of the late-1990s. Its odd style and unique takes on politics, ideology, philosophy and the nature of reality have meant that it has become a favorite among those interested in popular culture.
There are a number of theoretical perspectives that can be used to analysis Fight Club. For this analysis we will use postmodernism and Marxism. These perspectives will be used because they are the best for analyzing the unique narrative structure, multi-perspectives, philosophy and ideology.
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...... It makes a number of interesting arguments about the nature of reality, narrative, perspective and political ideology.
A number of theoretical perspectives could be applied to Fight Club. In this case we have used two of these theoretical perspectives. The first one is postmodernism it is used to look at narrative and perspective. The second perspective is Marxism. It provides a reasonable explanation of the class struggle present in the movie.
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