电影中的暴力有双重角色。这对观众和观众来说是可怕的，对电影中的战士来说是解放。这对战士来说是一种解放，因为他们战斗的原因与观众观看电影的原因完全不同。这部电影有意关注欲望、性别和暴力;它仍然主要关注霸权的男子气概，表现出厌恶女性的男性(King, 2009)。电影中的男主角更倾向于压抑自己，不愿被驯服，他们被告知如何着装、如何举止、如何说话。这些压力导致了一堆挫折感，这些挫折感不断地在他们心中积聚，他们只是在寻找事件和机会来把它说出来。打架被认为是发泄内心沮丧的最好方式，因为打对手会给人一种胜利的感觉。对家养的、相貌平平的男人表现出如此不同寻常的行为，其根本原因与他们年轻时深受情感困扰、被忽视有关。阳刚之气的主题被认为是被击中了，深深地戳进了内心，让它流血。男性化的男人燃烧起来，向世界展示他们的愤怒，证明他们的价值(Gabbard, 1995)。要证明他们的价值，就必须假设他们没有受到很好的对待，或者只是被忽视，无法接受教育。
The crisis in masculinity is about the segregation and marginalisation of men in general and how the male body adopts ways of reinstating their lost space within the male domain in society. The movie ‘Fight Club’ is about such men who nurture a deep emotional desire of hurting others in a hidden way as if they are out there to prove their potential.The anger seems to be coming from years of isolation and suppression of the male ego. The movie is a great example of how the crisis in masculinity is not just about the segregation of the male body but more about the overall exclusion of disadvantaged men. These disadvantaged men then grow up with severe grudge for others which takes a notorious turn when they openly come out to prove their lost worth by participating in street fights.
This essay will discuss how the movie is the best showcase for how the inner aggression of men comes out which is suppressed and how it comes to reclaim the lost spot. The movie represents the crisis of masculinity that originates from the abusive scars inside the mind of masculine and Hercules men. The essay will display how the movie is the best representation of the crisis growing in masculinity and its severe impacts.
Fight Club representing the crisis of masculinity
Violence shown in the movie has a dual role. It is terrifying for the audience and the observers, and liberating for the fighters of the movie. It is liberating for the fighters because the reason with which they fight is completely different than the reason with which the observer or the audience watches the movie. The movie has been intentionally focussed on desire, gender, and violence; it remains largely focused on the hegemonic masculinity by showing misogynist male (King, 2009). The men of the movie were more suppressed to be domesticated, and were informed about how to dress, how to behave, and speak. These pressure lead to a pile of frustration that kept building in them who merely were looking for incidents and chances to bring it out. Fights were thought to be the best way of throwing out the frustration built in, when hitting an opponent would give a triumphant feeling of winning. The underlying reason for such unordinary behaviour to domesticated and homely men has to do with the deep emotional distress that shook them while young and ignored. The very theme of masculinity is seen to be hit and poked deeply inside making it bleed. The masculine men were on fire to show their anger to the world and prove their worth (Gabbard, 1995). The reason of proving their worth comes from the assumption that they were not treated well or were simply ignored and left unteachable.