Fight Club

After he initiates each new member of Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden kisses the member’s hand and then pours lye on it, giving the member a horribly painful, kiss-shaped scar. The scar, “Tyler’s kiss,” symbolizes the…

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The Narrator has one telltale feature: a birthmark on his foot. As a younger man, the Narrator learns that the birthmark greatly resembles (but is not) an early-stage tumor, which could have engulfed his entire…

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Tyler Durden is an enthusiastic maker of soap; he renders fat (sometimes human fat) and converts it into luxurious, expensive soaps that he sells for a hefty profit. As Tyler explains, the process of making…

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