Jack: A Modern-Day Zarathustra
Literary analysis and criticism of the movie "Fight Club" and a comparison of the leading character to the character of Zarathustra in Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".
# 2313 | 1,270 words | 1 source | 2001 |
Published on Oct 22, 2001 in English (Comparison) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Religion and Theology (General) , Philosophy (General)
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A literary analysis and criticism of the movie "Fight Club". The author compares the leading character, Jack to the leading character in Friedrich Nietzsche?s "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", Zarathustra. The author discusses their similarities how they both overcome themselves, they both develop a following, and how they both progress through the metamorphoses of the spirit. ?Jack? is the modern day embodiment of the Zarathustria.
From the Paper:"In Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Zarathustra is presented as a wise prophet, a knowledgeable philosopher, and a man who continually overcomes himself. He abandons popular beliefs and dogmas and makes no apologies about doing so. He is his own person, not the person that the "herd" wants him to be. In David Fincher's Fight Club, "Jack" embodies Zarathustra's progression from a member of the herd to an independent, confident, individual. Like Zarathustra, Jack evolves into the person that he wants to be, not the person he should be according to society."
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