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The Call to Adventure in Fight Club, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as Well as The Picture of Dorian Grey

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The Call to Adventure Fight Club, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & The picture of Dorian Gray Within us is a great and a dark side, and it's our own conclusions that shape whether we stick to societal norms and accepted behaviour or indulge in unsavory practices. However, in order to get a villain or hero to fulfill their destiny, they must be called into action by a herald. The herald is a person or item of advice that upsets the balance where the protagonist lives and forces him into action. The herald could be a Individual, as in the case of Tyler Durden in Fight Club, and Mr. Hyde in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or even a piece of advice in the case of the yellow book in the Picture of Dorian Gray. Though the calls to adventure in these three novels could differ, they share one crucial similarity, the protagonist called into action has an evil side which they may or may not be aware of. In Fight Club, Tyler Durden is a mysterious stranger who the unnamed narrator matches while on a plane ride. Tyler espouses a theory of independence from modern society and the corporations that the Narrator operates for. The Narrator is beguiled by Tyler’s lifestyle of freedom and irresponsibility and finally joins him if his apartment is eventually burnt down in a freak accident. Together, they begin the titular Fight Club as a means of enabling themselves in a society which they believe has robbed them of their masculinity. In this way, Tyler plays the character of the herald in the Narrator’s journey, he instills a doctrine in the Narrator that finally brings about a fundamental change in his personality and leads to him growing as an individual. However, Tyler is not all that he seems, he is in fact a figment of those Narrat...

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