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Tyler Durden = Dad?

I was watching the movie with commentary by Uhls and Palahniuk and they seemed to suggest that Tyler is kind of a father figure for the narrator. Of course, since there are many suggestions that your father is your model for god, this is not as simple as it sounds.

Anyway, the idea of Narrator rejecting the value system imparted by the parents intensifies at the end of the movie when Narrator rejects the philosophies of Tyler himself. Does that make him a father figure to the narrator?

And after the car crash scene, Tyler gets up and walks out on Narrator. The idea of absent or abandoning fathers is something hinted at several times throughout the movie.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this. Agree? Disagree? Is there something else going on at play?