Fight Club

Walter Character Analysis

A young, handsome executive who sometimes works alongside the Narrator—and also the young, handsome host of a dinner party. (It’s not clear if the two characters are meant to be the same or not; Palahniuk could also be making a joke about the name “Walter” as referring to a kind of generic, bland, submissive man.)
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Walter Character Timeline in Fight Club

The timeline below shows where the character Walter appears in Fight Club. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
Consumerism, Perfection, and Modernity Theme Icon
Masculinity in Modern Society Theme Icon
Death, Pain, and the “Real” Theme Icon
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...and tastes blood in his mouth. Tomorrow is fight club, he thinks. The Narrator’s colleague, Walter, asks the Narrator how he hurt himself, and the Narrator explains that he fell. He... (full context)
Consumerism, Perfection, and Modernity Theme Icon
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Back at his job, the Narrator sits through a meeting, and notices Walter. Walter is young and innocent, with a good job and perfect teeth. Walter stares at... (full context)
Chapter 10
Consumerism, Perfection, and Modernity Theme Icon
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Rebellion and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...things. After the dinner party, the hostess, Nina, accused her husband, whom she addresses as Walter, of urinating in the perfume and then smashed all the bottles to the floor, cutting... (full context)