Who Is Jack?
Now I have not yet read the book (please hold back the flames just yet), but from the excerpts I have read from the novel and the excerpts I have read from the screenplay, it seems that the book is told soley in the first person "I" while only in the screenplay is the (film's Ed Norton) character called Jack. In the film Norton's character is NEVER addressed as JACK, he is ONLY addressed by the name TYLER DURDEN.
The only time (in the film, and I am guessing in the novel - though please correct me if I am mistaken) that the name "Jack" is mentioned is in the notebooks written in the first person by various body parts belonging to Jack and Jill, and later references to emotions felt as "Jack's total sense of shock," etc.
Therefore, I pose (again without reading the novel, so please correct me if I am mistaken) that the person (Ed Norton's character in the film) that you lot keep referring to as "Jack" doesn't in fact exist and that Ed Norton's character's name THROUGHOUT the film - and by extension the novel - is Tyler Durden the entire time. Hence the reason Marla asks him when he gives her his telephone number "Your name's not on here...What is your name? Rufus? Cornelious? Any of the stupid names you give out in groups?" and later tracks him to Paper Street via "his forwarding message" on his previous home phone number, and therefore she has known him as Tyler the entire time.
Any comments or corrections would be most appreciated. I have watched this film ad nauseum and HAVE GOT TO READ THE BOOK!!!
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