Hello every One and welcome to the Tuesday Tell a Vision Edition, thank King You for joining Me. I’m enjoying Our get away from the everyday by tall King about films and sharing My Spiritual interpret a Sean with You.
I’ve also been tall King about how most film and television programs are a retelling of the Story of Christ in some Way and I mentioned a number of Characteristics to look out for. In Fight Club there are a number of Characteristics I can’t be tall King about without spoiling the Story for You so I Will touch on those when We reach the conclusion and recap.
One detail I forgot to mention which does not spoil the ending is the use of water to symbolize Spiritual baptism and rebirth. In Our Matrix interpret a Sean it was very obvious – Neo is expelled from a mechanical womb and discharged into a canal of water where he is rescued by mom and dad (Trinity and Morpheus). In Fight Club it was a little more subtle.
When Our nameless Hero agrees to stay with Tyler one of the first details he points out about his new abode is that the roof leaks so badly they need to shut off the power breaker whenever it rains to avoid being electrocuted. As Our Hero is describing this to Us, We see him wading through water; symbolic of Christ walking on water. It is also pretty clear that moving in with Tyler is the real beginning of Our Hero’s Spiritual journey.
This week Our nameless Hero receives a Calling when Bob calls out to him after leaving Marla’s hotel, “Cornelius!”
In case You don’t recall, Cornelius is one of many names Our Hero had used in the beginning of the film to join support groups for ailments he didn’t actually have. Apparently there is no support group for insomniacs and opening up to strangers allowed Our Hero to sleep. Bob knew Our Hero as Cornelius from a support group on testicular cancer. When ‘Cornelius’ asks Bob if he is still in the support group, Bob says he found something better but he’s not allowed to talk about it. When he elaborates and explains the first two rules are that he’s not allowed to talk about it, ‘Cornelius’ just laughs and tells Bob he’s also a member (and co-founder, though he doesn’t mention that)..
Of course, Cornelius seems a bit confused because Bob is kind of a hard person to miss and has never seen Bob at Fight Club. Bob tells Our Hero he goes Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Cornelius goes Saturday’s. Although this explains why Our Hero has never run into Bob, he still seems confused and We get a sense that maybe Tyler didn’t tell Our Hero he was also hosting Fight Club on other nights of the week.
Then Bob starts as King if Our Hero knows the founder and begins tall King about some of the ‘legends’ he’s heard about him,
“born in a mental institution, sleeps only one hour a night. A great man!”
Our Hero is clearly flattered and Honoured to hear these legendary details before Bob interrupts his thoughts with, “Do You know Tyler Durden?”.
The next scene shows Bob dominating Cornelius at Fight Club before the narration of Our Hero continues.
“This was mine and Tyler’s gift, Our Gift to the world.”Fight Club
Tyler conducts the ‘opening ceremonies’ of Fight Club and points out just how many new faces he’s noticing. The crowd cheers in response. Tyler promptly tells them to ‘SHUT UP!’ – and they do. Silent, listening – hanging on his every Word. They war Ship (worship) Tyler Durden.
The crowd looks guilty, some even ashamed and embarrassed because they know it’s True. They have breached Tyler’s Trust and they all Wish to have his admiration. Tyler continues with his Charismatic opening remarks and We begin to see why these men war ship Him.
“I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential. And I see it squandered. Goddamn it, an entire generation pumping gas. Waiting tables. Slaves with white collars. Advertising has Us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs We hate so We can buy shit We don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man! No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is Our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But We won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And We’re very, very pissed off.” (Crowd cheers)Fight Club
One of the most memorable and graphic scenes interrupts Tyler’s opening remarks when two unknown men in suits bust into their hideaway (the basement of a bar), though his motivational speech of the day is concluded. One of the men carries a handgun. Of course, it’s Tyler who interrogates the men, “Who are You!?”
Tyler Acts like he owns the place as one of the men announces he’s ‘Lou’, the owner of Lou’s Tavern. Lou asks who gave permission to use his bar and how much they’re getting paid. Tyler tells Lou there is no money and Lou orders the men to leave. Tyler suggests he joins Fight Club. Lou responds by as King of Tyler if he heard what he just said, Tyler extends the invitation to Lou’s gun-toting Friend. Lou punches Tyler in the stomach, he doubles over and falls to the ground.
“You hear Me now!?”
“Uh, no. Sorry, I didn’t quite catch that, Lou.”
Lou punches Tyler in the face. Tyler reels back, spits out some blood, shakes his head, “I’m still not getting it, Lou.”
This time Lou grabs Tyler by the hair and really hits him in the face.
“Okay, okay, I got it, I got it! Shit, I lost it again.” Lou responds with another punch.
This time Tyler goes down and the members of Fight Club move forward to intervene. Lou’s friend waves his gun and tells them to stay back. Tyler starts laughing like a crazed lunatic.
“Ah, Lou! Come on, man! We really like this place.”
He’s already beat so bad he’s crawling on all fours, this time Lou kicks him in the face, knocking him ‘down’ again – but not ‘out’. Tyler continues laughing like a lunatic and Lou steps over him, ready to finish him off. Now the punches seem ‘powerless’ as Tyler continues to laugh, encouraging Lou to ‘get it all out’.
Lou continues to beat Tyler until it appears Tyler is done. Lou tries to compose himself looking at the members of Fight Club and telling them their leader is a loon. While his back is turned, Tyler jumps on Lou and takes him to the ground letting all the blood from his face pour onto Lou’s. The man with the gun tries to pull Tyler off, grabbing him by the legs but Tyler won’t let go, almost causing Lou to stand again. He begs Lou to let them keep Fight Club as the blood continues to pour from Tyler’s face onto Lou and his expensive looking suit.
In desperation, Lou agrees but Tyler isn’t satisfied. “I want Your Word, Lou. On Your mother’s grave, Lou!”
He gives it and Tyler lets go. The two men rush out of the basement backwards, Lou’s friend waving his gun in all directions like he’s trying to ward off a zombie apocalypse. Tyler yells after them,
“Thank You, Lou! You too, big guy.”
So what is the significance of this bloody and brutal Scene? Tyler has just Given an inspirational speech to a group of men who look to him as a source of strength and inspiration. He has just Shown every single member of Fight Club present that night that he is not afraid and Will not stand down. None of the men who witnessed this event Will ever forget the sacrifice Tyler made for his People.
Are You catching the Biblical reference?
Well over 1,000 Words so We Will have to pick this up next week. Thanks for joining Me, I Love You, I really do.
Love and Blessings,