Living in a superficial world without materialistic things in the movie "Fight Club".

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"It is only after you have lost everything that you're free to do anything," says Tyler Durden. The movie Fight Club, directed by David Fincher illustrates this quote throughout the entire movie. The audience sees the main character, who is only identified in the credits as "Narrator", go from a pencil-pushing, corporate man to living in a downtrodden house and helping to make soap. However, this movie shows the audience that the Narrator has lost everything and only becomes a more powerful person than he was before. The main theme of this movie is that one can lose everything that is superficially important and still be content with who they are and become what they want to be.

In the beginning of the movie, the Narrator has a nice apartment and fancy furniture. After his apartment is destroyed, he moves in with Tyler and they live in an abandoned house that is practically falling apart, and make soap for their living.

After losing all of his personal belongings, the Narrator, with the help of Tyler, creates Fight Club. Through this ultra-private organization, the Narrator becomes an extremely powerful leader of Fight Club. Everywhere that the Narrator goes, he is recognized by other members and always given special treatment because of who he is. Although the Narrator has lost all of his fancy personal belongings and is living almost in a state of disparity, it does not matter to him, because he is content with who he has become.

Throughout the movie, the Narrator's self-image changes greatly. He sees himself as a more powerful person, which is obvious when the audience realizes that Tyler Durden is no more than the Narrator's view of himself. The Narrator plans out attacks and leads his club as if he were...