While this was a mission is search for perfection, it turns out to be the beginning of the narrators suffering throughout to the future, since the doctor advises the narrator to visit the testicular cancer therapy groups, where he can learn what real suffering means. This is when he joins the path of self-destruction (Palahniuk, 49). While he visited the group, the narrator starts attaining partial reprieve, because in engaging with the rest of the people who are really suffering, he finds reasons to cry with them, which is the solution to his problem of lack of sleep (Giroux, n. 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
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