::: Chris Landis
Fight Club is a smart new twist on the most famous of the Greek tragedies. Jack is a modern-day Oedipus and Tyler Durden is his father, Laius. ::: Click here to read the full text.
This is my favorite.
Although the Calvin and Hobbes-version (were I 'took' my name from, obviously) was more funn-ayh, this was more serious, I think. And YES, that inclines that I think the C&H-article was a bit meant humorously. I think the author'd agree. If not, well then....We all got a sick desperation in our laugh! ARGH! Anyways, good article, man ;)
PhilOsirus: I'd say he's less a genie and more a monkey's paw, though I don't argue with your overall analysis. I preferred the "Calvin and Hobbes" comparison, however.
Who ever wrote that article is awesome! But I'd like to know how many times this person has actually seen "Fight Club". If there's anyway I can speak to this author, AIM me at: Hatinmysackness.
There seems to be a lot going on in this story that the author himself did not fully grasp. I suppose art really transcends the artists.
But the way I saw Tyler was as the equivalent of a genie. In Tyler Jack finds all his wishes answered, and as in all genie stories each wish has a hidden side. Tyler heals Jack, he's Jack's jackhammer, but things went out of control. Jack started to become the jackhammer itself until he woke up, at which point he ran for the plug and turned the thing off. A bit too late for some, but before he was gone for good.
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