Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 and 2)
The narrator refers to anarchy, a gun and an explosion in the beginning of the novel as a reflection of himself, Tyler and Marla. The objective of this lesson is to understand what he means by this triangle and why he believes those three things represent the three characters.
1) Have each student write a paragraph each for anarchy, the gun and the explosion. What does each of these represent in society? What does each of these do for society? How are they used in society? After some time has passed, have each student present what they have written and which character they think goes with which representation.
2) For class discussion: The triangle linking anarchy, guns and explosions (the narrator, Tyler and Marla) is presented at the beginning of the novel, but the reader cannot fully know what each of these means yet. Based on the...
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