Anonymous said: Was Fight Club meant to be specifically Marxist or just a critique on capitalism in general?
Don’t get too political on me. ‘Fight Club’ was about the awkward transition from obedient child to self-assured adult. Too often young people think that buying and owning things will make them adults, but those — sofas, etc. — are only the trappings of adulthood. The book is meant to show trials and challenges that allow an individual to build an internal sense of ability and accomplishment. The desire for possessions dissipates once someone establishes his or her skills and passion in the world.