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Originally posted by queenofjacob
I would like to ask members of ATS that have been members for at least 5 years.
I would like to know if you have seen any changes on ATS regarding our current global condition.
Or rather, I guess what I am asking is if 5 years ago was there a sense of, "something big is about to happen".
Originally posted by Mainer
There has always been specific elements of paranoia that declare "this is the day" for as far back as when I was a lurker.
Why does the narrator say, 'Tyler, listen closely, my eyes are open' just before he shoots himself? (Tyler says that he was created because there were issues in Jack's life that Jack could not resolve. Revealing that Jack was capable of everything Tyler did, Jack realized that he didn't need Tyler at all anymore. He assimilated Tyler's teachings and knew that he was strong enough to stand and figure his way through life on his own. Therefore, he symbolically eliminated the Tyler personality.)
At the end of Fight Club, when Edward Norton shoots himself in the mouth, how does it kill Tyler Durden and not Edward? (Tyler was all in Edward's head, and Tyler was a separate part of Edward's mind. When Edward shot himself, only HE knew that the gun was not angled at his own brain. The Tyler part of his brain did NOT KNOW that the gun was angled at his cheek. Therefore, the Tyler part of his brain "knew" that it was dead, and subsequently died.)
With Tyler gone, the narrator waits for the bomb to explode and kill him. However, the bomb malfunctions because Tyler mixed paraffin into the explosives, which the narrator says early in the book "has never, ever worked for me." Still alive and holding the gun that Tyler used to carry on him, the narrator decides to make the first decision that is truly his own: he puts the gun in his mouth and shoots himself. Some time later, he awakens in a mental hospital, believing that he is dead and has gone to heaven. The book ends with members of Project Mayhem who work at the institution telling the narrator that their plans still continue, and that they are expecting Tyler to come back.
Since you're quoting the movie, I'm willing to assume that you realize that Ed Norton's character (the narrator) IS Tyler Durden, correct?
If you don't, then I have no idea where you're getting all of these points of view from.. and it kind of defeats the entire point of the story, does it not?
Would you care to explain your interpretation of the end of the film for us? Considering the film ends with Ed Norton, the guy telling the story..