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Fight Club is a movie based a man deemed “Jack”. He could be any man in the working class, that lives and ordinary life. The movie starts out giving an overview of his life, which consisted of a repeat of flights and cubicles. He is basically to the point of break when he takes another business flight and meets a man that calls himself Tyler Durdan. They instantly become friends and after an unfortunate explosion in “jack’s” apartment, he moves in with Tyler. One night after last call at a local bar, Jack and Tyler start fighting in the parking lot for no reason other than essentially to feel free and do something other than the norm. Later in the film this bar-back fight turns into a club run by the both of the men, or so it seems. At the apex of the film it is learned that Tyler, even though much drama has gone on seemingly side by side, is a figment of “Jack’s” imagination. “Jack” is very surprised by this because he does not remember being the places where Tyler had visited, but when he visits these places he acknowledged as have been there. In the film “Jack” essentially kills Tyler by blowing his own brains out with a gun, freeing himself. Though as a well versed student of psychology I know this is not a valid treatment for what “Jack” has.

I diagnose “Jack” with Dissociative Identity Disorder or (DID). I deem this acceptable through analysis of the definition of the disorder compared with the movie scenario. DID is when a subject has more than two personalities, which have no interaction with each other. Going further the disorder makes it so that there is time lost when the one or the other personality is dominant. They are also not due to substance abuse or medical condition. Also, in the movie there was a shown interaction, which does not fit the DID criteria. I think “jack” also had schizophrenia. His dilution of Tyler is a lot like what happened in the Beautiful Mind between the man and his roommate. Both men saw each other, had conversation, but neither had


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