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Ramblings Upon Recently Viewing Fight Club

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It's interesting how Tyler got more sinister towards the end. In the beginning he did good things for Jack, like letting him move into the house on Paper Street, and showing him a way of life that wasn't so meaningless and dead. Jack obviously cared deeply about him, and was very hurt when Tyler started building an army behind his back. It was horribly sad watching Tyler and Jack grow farther apart, even when they're the same person, but I guess it had to happen...or did it? When a person makes a construct of some type, does it always get more sinister as it accumulates more power or reality? What made Tyler "go bad?"

It was also interesting how the ending of the book and the ending of the movie were different. In the movie ending, Tyler is apparently dead, while Jack and Marla hold hands, watching the buildings fall down. In the book ending, the narrator is locked in a mental institution, but Tyler is lurking around the fringes of his mind. I wonder why the movie ending was like that? Does it detract from the story's message more to have Tyler dead, or (maybe) alive? Does changing this make a different message altogether?