Must write about the book AND the film, Fight Club, which creates an argumentative claim about what the particular text is doing. It should have thesis and topic sentence claims that argue what the text is doing, and which answer the dreaded question: “so what?” Why does this matter to us?
Remember, Palinuk’s novel was written in 1996, and the film released in 1999, so these texts are much closer to the present moment than some of the other texts we have read. Many of the issues, themes, and subtleties of the text speak to our own moment, perhaps exposing us in some way. The “so what” usually involves literary or historical context, so don’t forget to consider that when you craft your arguments.

Chuck Palinuk’s novel Fight Club and David Fincher’s filmic rendition of Fight Club