In the novel, Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk discusses many issues in society, but particularly among them the role of men is discussed and centered around. The Fight Club is meant to bring men into their more beastly, natural state—a state in which they were meant to be in in order to fulfill their idea of masculinity. The distractions in society are what make men become less masculine. Palahniuk uses the idea of rock bottom to get the characters of the novel to reach the message of the book. Women form masculinity **opposite of masculine** by how they raise their children and in how they relate to men. As each character of the book discovers rock bottom and the absence of fear, they are brought back to life like a phoenix, re-born from the ashes they are burned in. And as Palahniuk said, “Only after disaster can we be resurrected,” (70).