You wouldn’t believe this, but the movie Fight Club is actually about the doors in Monster’s Inc.
In the scene where the narrator’s apartment burned down, the narrator calls his alter ego even though he doesn’t know what the effects of this could be. This resembles the doors in Monster’s Inc. The narrator was opening a new door in his life without knowing the possibilities on the other side, just like when the monsters in Monster’s Inc. open random doors without knowing what the other side holds. We know that the narrator is calling his alter ego (Tyler Durden) because his alter ego says “…Yeah I star 69ed you, I never pick up my phone..” This shows that the narrator has never tried to be this person who he thinks is the best version of himself. Tyler Durden, just like children on the other side of the doors in Monster’s Inc. hold an affect on the person opening the door in ways they couldn’t have expected.
Once the narrator calls Tyler his life starts to drastically change. He becomes what he sees as the best version of himself, until he realizes the person he has turned into. He doesn’t want to be the person who’s opening doors to hurting people and himself, he wants to be a good person who opens positive doors in his life. This is just like when the monsters in Monster’s Inc. realize they don’t want to scare the kids/be scared of what’s behind the door, they want to be able to make the children happy and laugh. Fight Club is ultimately about the doors in Monster’s Inc. and the affect that opening new doors in our lives has on us.
When watching the movie Fight Club, the normal person may see it as a story about a guy who can’t sleep and devops psychiatric disorder. However, most wouldn’t believe this, but Fight club is actually about how we have the answers to our own questions, but we cannot get to the final conclusion without the help from others.
An example of this is when a student is debating not going to a class so he asks his friends what they think. The first friends he asks tell him to go, but the one he asks and tells him to not go is the one that helps him make the decision to not go. This isn’t because he values thats friend’s opinion more than the rest, but it is due to him already having the idea in the back of his head that he doesn’t want to go to said class and that friend just brings the idea a reality.
This is shown in the scene in Fight Club when Tyler gives the narrator a chemical burn. Since the narrator doesn’t have that “friend” to help him realize such decisions and ideas he develops the fictional character, but real to him “Tyler.” In the scene Tyler is talking to the narrator about the idea that God doesn’t like him and he is God’s “unwanted child.” This isn’t an idea that the narrator has never heard before because for quite some time it has been in the back of his mind, but since he thinks Tyler is real the idea is now now becoming a reality to him and helping him decide that this thought is infact the truth.
In the movie Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, Tyler is an imaginary person that the narrator creates because he is going insane from insomnia. Although there are many different perspectives on who Tyler is representing, I believe that Tyler slowly transforms into a younger version of Adolf Hitler though out the movie.
Without even knowing, Tyler starts to form Fight Club gangs around the United States by hypnotizing very mentally unstable people. The scene where one of Tyler’s gangs of people start chanting his name in the abandoned warehouse connected my thoughts to history class to when Hitler had his army chanting “heil hitler”.
Tyler looks at the World from a completely different perspective then the average joe. In most ways he is right and very intelligent with his actions and thoughts. In the scene where Tyler burns the narrators hand, he is doing good by making the narrator feel the worse pain he has ever felt. Tyler is teaching him a valuable lesson about life. By accepting that you are going to die eventually, you must live your life to the fullest and regret nothing. There is no time to be depressed because it could always be worse, no matter what.
Tyler does not accept the normal aspect of living, which makes him rebellious towards everyone who is different from him. People should be thinking about starting a family or getting a job, but instead Tyler is looking for this next level life. At the same time, this next level life has given him a job and a family.
Hitler did not believe in how society was built and wanted to completely change how the World was put together. In the last scene where the narrator blows up all the banks, I believe that Tyler is a mirror image of Hitler. They both believe that our society must start over from the bottom and they have both gone crazy to the point where they have killed people to try and save our World. When in reality they are killing innocent people.
These crazy thoughts about our society being corrupt is in everyone, but not talked about very much because they are deep feeling in which nobody wants to share. Hitler and Tyler both have accepted that they are going to die eventually and they must make their mark before they leave this world, even though they never step foot on the real world.