Themes and Setting


At first Tyler insists that the followers of Project Mayhem be willing to sacrifice their property and their identities as individuals in order to destroy a civilization he sees as tyrannical and oppressive. Tyler’s rebellions against society soon become more violent and more centered on achieving complicated, external goals, however. Furthermore, Tyler’s own “society,” Project Mayhem, becomes just as repressive and evil as the society he’s trying to destroy.


Narrator's aparment

His apartment is filled with Ikea furniture that he has bought from the catalogues. He says “We all have the same Johanneshov armchair in the Strinne green stripe pattern “. He has spent his whole life buying his furniture.

Tyler's house

Tyler’s house is opposite the narrator’s apartment. While the narrator house is filled with Ikea furniture Tyler’s house is filled with cockroaches. The house is big, empty, it leaks from the roof and the basement floods


In the book we see that masculinity plays a big part in the story. In the beginning the narrator goes to support groups and cries which is something only women do. At the support group there are men who literally become emasculated and that is clearly seen with the character Bob who grows “Bitch tits” because of hormone therapy after he lost his balls. His family also distance themselves and he feels completely dehumanized. That why when Tyler starts the fight club the men who feel womanized and pathetic gets a chance to be a masculine man who don’t cry.



Fight Club is a story of rebellion: frustrated, emasculated men rebelling against what they perceive as an unjust, effeminized society that forces them to live dull and meaningless lives.