At the end of Fight Club, the narrator disables a bomb that Tyler had set up in a van in the basement, and then he and Tyler get into a fight. The fight ends with the narrator being thrown down some stairs and Tyler stalking off somewhere. When they next appear, they are in a room near the top of a skyscraper.
How did Tyler get the narrator to this room? Was it in the same building, and if so, was Tyler then expecting the narrator to disable the bomb? If it wasn't in the same building, how did Tyler have time to get the narrator there, since he says earlier that all the bombs are set to go off in fifteen minutes (at the beginning of the bomb disabling scene), the next scene opens with him saying "three minutes", and the fight/bomb disabling scene lasts about five minutes.
asked Jan 11 '12 at 17:42
I'm going to assume you did not get the twist of the movie and will do my best to explain what happens:
The whole twist of the movie (and an excellent reason to watch it multiple times) is that The Narrator (nameless, some assume his name is Jack) actually has a split personality disorder. Tyler Durden does not exist and is just a figment of his split personality. It is explained when The Narrator sleeps, Tyler is awake. Any scene that involves either Tyler or The Narrator doing something, it is the same person doing it as he is both Tyler and The Narrator. What people actually see is The Narrator, whether it be Tyler's personality or not. Any scene involving the both of them is revealed to be The Narrator talking to himself or imagining themselves talking to one another.
With that bit of background out of the way, lets assume the fight with the van towards the end is just another one of their internal struggles. The two personalities fight over control of The Narrator's body and it seems that Tyler has won by throwing The Narrator down the steps, incapacitating The Narrator's personality, leaving Tyler in charge of the body. Therefore, when The Narrator regains 'consciousness' (so to speak), he realizes Tyler took them to the top of the skyscraper.
Hope that cleared it up.
In regards to the time, well, it is a very rare occurrence that 5 minutes is actually 5 real minutes. But the point that I haven't covered, that I realized, is the location that they're in. They are in a building, facing the one that was going to be blown up, for a better view. It is assumed that when The Narrator personality is 'knocked out', Tyler reset the charges and escaped to the top floor of the other building.
@ChristianRau Also, I do not remember it being implied that they blow up at the end. Is this something in the book (that I need to read)? From what I could gather the implied ending is they watch the destruction of the financial buildings together, "ushering in" their "new world" of Project Mayhem. – TylerShads Apr 22 '12 at 4:44
I don't see how this doesn't make sense.
They may or may not be in a different place (there was a short blackout). As it is already mentioned that Tyler knows of "Jack" and that he has control of every one around them/him it's hardly difficult to believe that he could engineer the movement of his self (if he even needed to, due to "Jack" not remembering 90% of his life). He could have been carried or he could have taken control of "Jacks" body and walked him upstairs as it's already pointed out that he has no memory when Tyler takes over. It could have been as simple as. fight, black out. be Tyler, walk to another place and sit in a chair, be "Jack".
answered Jan 12 '14 at 5:50
It shows that the narrator defuses the bomb when he pulls out the green wire.
That's why Tyler gets mad and why they start to fight.
answered Feb 12 '14 at 0:52
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For the following analysis, I will be discussing the movie Fight Club's two main characters. They are "Jack" played by Edward Norton, and Tyler Durden played by Brad Pitt. However the twist to the movie turns out that Jack and Tyler are the same person and Tyler is Jack's real name. Tyler the character is everything that Jack the character is not. The story narration is provided by the protagonist of "Fight Club," "Jack." The ambivalent protagonist, who only refers to himself as "Jack." An ambivalent protagonist, usually the main character, is someone the audience likes, but who possesses character flaws.
The character "Jack" is a character the audience will feel sympathy for and even come to like. However, it is obvious he has serious problems. "Jack's" main problem, what the audience comes to find out, is his alter ego, Tyler Durden. "Jack" struggles to take control as he sees that Tyler's acts of vandalism are wrong. However, he cannot stop himself until the very end. However, even before the character of Tyler Durden is introduced it is clear that "Jack" has personal problems; insomnia, discontent for his job, and a dependency on support groups. "Jack" is also faced with a moral dilemma as well as constantly being put into danger, another characteristic of the ambivalent protagonist. "Jack" has the personality of an obedient, yet not very outgoing man. He goes to work, comes home, and wants to simplify his life. He sets up his life as simply as possible. For example, he wears the same white shirt, black pants, and black tie everyday. Jack is a very subservient type of person. For example, he goes to meetings his boss doesn't want to attend. He hates his job and he hates his life, however he thinks he is ok with the job and his life but is tired of doing the same thing everyday. It is important to see that "Jack" picks out items that would best represent the type of person he is such as the furniture in his house.
He is a gen-xer that has grown to the.
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