However, this reprieve just lasted temporarily, since the narrator finds reasons to leave the therapy group, after a woman, Marla Singer, also starts visiting the therapy group still in pretence, since she did not have any cancer (Palahniuk, 112). Therefore, it was the search for health perfection that took the narrator to the doctor and eventually to the testicular cancer therapy group. The result is that the narrator leaves the group even more hurting than he joined, considering the fact that he had found a way of dealing with his insomnia problem, but just when he had thought he could finally start enjoying sleeping through the crying starting with crying, Marla Singer appeared and disrupted the plan (Tuss, 101).
Consequently, the search for health perfection by the narrator did not pay, but instead, served to add more suffering, since the temporary insomnia problem he had found eventually ended the way he did not exact, leaving him on a further mission to seek for reprieve. The quest for perfection did not do any good to the narrator, since his attempt to present himself as a perfect man just added him more suffering.
The narrator wanted to appear a perfect man before Marla Singer, who was the only woman in the cancer therapy group that they both attended (Palahniuk, 52). Consequently, the narrator did not want Marla Singer to see him crying, despite the fact that it was the only solution to his insomnia problem, which allowed the narrator to sleep. However, so that he could appear a perfect man before her, the narrator stopped crying, and as a result his problem of lacking sleep resumed, this time worse than it was the first time he had sought medical help.
Therefore, it is this quest for perfection that makes the narrator to suffer unnecessarily, yet he already had a solution to his insomnia problem (Goodlad, 107). The perfect appearance that the narrator wanted to pursue finally saw him leave the therapy group, because he no longer wanted to attend it together with Marla Singer. Despite this move, his future become even more problematic, because he ended up in a fight club and in the project mayhem, where life was even more troublesome than it was initially.
Thus, it is the quest for perfect presentation as a man that made the narrator end up suffering even more. The life of Tyler Durden is not any different from that of the narrator. This is because; he is also in constant search for perfection that proves to be elusive for him. Tyler Durden was the brain behind the formation f the project mayhem, which he wanted applied as a tool for disrupting the corporate America, so that it could eventually tore down modern civilization and disrupt the social structure of the society through cult activities, which sought to create total anarchy in the society (Tuss, 93).
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