Chuck Palahniuk Writing Styles in Fight Club

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Point of View

Palahniuk's Fight Club is told from the first-person view of the narrator. All conversations and events are told through his eyes from his recollection of events. This is a fractured narrative, however, and the narrator is unreliable, as he is secretly both himself and Tyler Durden. The clash between the narrator and Tyler's personalities bleeds over into the story, making it difficult to entangle which of the narrator's thoughts are truly his own. This eventually comes to a head when the narrator finally confronts the Tyler personality at the end of the book.

Setting

The story takes place during modern times. The main setting is in a major metropolitan city, and other events take place in airports and cities around the United States. The city contains two sets of people - those who go about their meaningless lives unaware of what society has done to them...

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