Little man against the system film analysis-fight club&a clockwork orange

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"You are not your job.

You are not how much you have in the bank.

You are not the contents of your wallet.

You are not your fucking Khakis.

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of

the world."


If this is the case, who we really are is the question that we should ask ourselves. Human beings are in a constant seeking. We are all seeking for something that we do not really know what it is. We are having education for years and years, looking for jobs that will make our living, looking for partners to share our life with and make children. This system will be the same for our children too; it has been like this for centuries. It has been like this in medieval time and also in the modern age. Now we are living in post-modern times and life is much more questionable for us.

What really satisfy us? What we are living for? Is it that simple as Darwin said? To sustain our species, to maintain the life of our offspring? It should be much more...

As Durkheim claims we are actually looking for meaning. However living in the age of capitalism does not let us to reach the meaning. Today we are living in the world of consumption. Society has been in decline. Individualism is the determining idea. Although Joseph Campbell claims, 'In his life-form the individual is necessarily only a fraction and distortion of the total image of man. He is limited as male or female; at any given period of his life he is again limited as child, youth, mature adult or ancient........Hence the totality-the fullness of man-is not in the separate member, but in the body of the society as a...