As one is experiencing a life of alienation and loneliness, they may being to act uncontrollable while rebelling against their surroundings, one loses themselves as they feel different than everyone present. Alienation can force an individual to spiral into an abyss of nothingness, nonetheless if one allows others to reach out and inspire than it is possible to break away from the alienation and loneliness. Chief Bromden from the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kesey, is an Indian who was institutionalized for insanity and is considered a chronic in the ward as he is “too far gone” to be healed. Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger is a lying, rebellious teenager sent away by his parents to a private school as they are unable to handle Holden’s behaviour. It is evident both experience alienation as their stories progress and actions taken, however the individuals present in their lives motivate changes in the outcomes of these dynamic characters.
Motives are the most common source of an outcome, leading individuals to every action that occurs. Every decision made by an individual is influenced by some sort of motive, whether it is physiological, social, or personal. Ken Kesey presents to the reader the inspiration behind the characters course of action in the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, resulting in the change of heart from Dr.Spivey and Randle McMurphy. The impact from other individuals often alters the reasoning for an action. Doctor Spivey originally supported Nurse Ratched’s actions, but Mcmurphy influenced him to make decisions based on the needs and wants of the patients. Mcmurphy inspires the men to voice their opinion and builds their confidence up, so that they can take on the Nurse. Nurse Ratched does not agree with the men, so she does everything in her power to eliminate the men's masculinity in order for her to keep the ward running like she desires.
“A success, they say, but I say he’s just another robot for the Combine and might be better off as a failure…”(17).
The Kesey novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, outlines how mental wards were run in the 1960s. Patients were not given the right to make choices and were often treated under strict rule. Staff acted as dictators in the lives of those who were committed or those who chose to commit themselves to mental health. Independence cannot be gained without individual rights. In the Kesey novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the antagonist Nurse Ratched strips her patients of their individual choice via “ward policy” and the ward schedule. The protagonist Randle McMurphy gives choice back by rebelling against Nurse Ratched and inspiring the patients.
Although Nurse Ratched’s guidelines and procedures have the ability of putting all of the members of the ward into a “fog,” a state of mind numbing acquiescence, this has not occurred since McMurphy has arrived. In fact, McMpurphy makes it his mission to break Nurse Ratched once and for all after witnessing her manipulation of his colleagues during a group therapy session. He comes to the final conclusion that Ratched a “ball buster, and even though Harding was the center piece of humiliation during the meeting, he struggles to admit that Nurse Ratched is a “bitch.” Eventually, McMurphy is able to persuade Harding to admit his true feelings about the wretched nurse. The spectacle she had made of Harding’s sexual inadequacies in regards to his wife causes him to finally snap. With this,
Amidst the rather bland expression he presented, Calvin discovered a slight movement of the brows, likely indicating that part of his words were not kindly received. Shi'Kuyo's initial response was short and unrewarding in the form of information, because an evasive answer and no detection of intentional dishonesty did little to confirm his suspicions. Was there a limit to his creation? There remained a strong possibility of crafting not being his Right. Taking in the vast amount of deities into account, in addition to the variety in Rights, it was plausible for it to be alchemy, teleportation, or illusion magic. He won little from his picking for information, unfortunately.
Who do you know that has a brave soul to go into a mental ward because they don’t want to work on a work farm anymore? Well, that is our main character in the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey. The book is about a person and main character, McMurphy, coming into the mental ward because he is “crazy” when really he just doesn’t want to keep working on the work farm he was at. He tries to rebel over the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, by doing countless amounts of things to get her mad. Both Nurse Ratched and McMurphy represent power in similar and different ways. They both use the patients for manipulation. However, their differences in manipulation are different in their own ways. Nurse Ratched uses her calm smile while McMurphy uses her persuasive side. They both do use the patients for manipulation, but they use different patients. Nurse Ratched uses Billy, Harding, and the attendants. McMurphy uses the guard, Chief, and Candy. Overall, both Nurse Ratched and McMurphy use their power in a different way.
Imagine a world with no sex. Where those who openly embrace their sexualty are diagnosed as “deranged”. It’s an ideology that would produce a bleak world where everyone is repressed in one way shape or form. We witness this oppressive agenda practiced all throughout Ken Kesey's The Bird That Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest as Nurse Ratched strips the wards of their libido in twisted assertion of dominance. This due to the fact that Kesey conveys the idea that sexuality can be used as a weapon of mass destruction through the use of Nurse Ratched’s characterization, the conflict that emerges between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched, and using McMurphy to act as Nurse Ratchets foil. All of these elements depicts how important sexaulity is to all the characters.
I understand the boss being worried about how a trail may affect the company’s image in the market. However, this problem should be handled in the manner the company’s code of conduct rules states. It sounds like the company has done a complete investigation in order to come up with these totals. I think the company should turn this over to the DA. Both parties knew what they was doing is a crime and should be handle accountable for their action. If they have sufficient evidence they can tie the kickback fraud to the purchasing agent I do not believe there will be a trial. He or she wills more than likely plea guilty to the charges. The con in this situation is it may bring some attention to the company. The pro is it should not damage
This worker, named Moses, comes to be a very important person in Mary's life when he is taken to be a servant for the house. Mary does not fear her servant Moses but rather reserves a great deal of disgust, repugnance, and avoidance for him. Often Mary does all she can to avoid having any social proximity with him. After many years living on the farm together, Dick and Mary are seen to be in a condition of deterioration. Mary often goes through spells of depression. In her frailty, Mary ends up relying more and more on Moses. As Mary becomes weaker, she finds herself feeling endearment towards Moses. On a rare visit from their neighbor, Slatter, Mary is seen being carelessly and thoughtlessly kind to Moses. This enrages Slatter. Slatter demands that Mary is not allowed to live with that worker as a house servant. Slatter sees himself as defending the values and integrity of the white community.
People are always perceived as one or the other; You are good or you are bad, mean or nice. Then there are the sane and the insane. What decides whether a person’s actions are considered one or the other, depends on who is viewing them. In the circumstances of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, there is the argument between who is insane and who is considered sane between the Big Nurse and McMurphy especially. She sees him as insane because of his behavior and the way he knows how to get under her skin. He, and most of the other patients, don’t view him that way. He uses his “irrational” label of being insane to his advantage and to help the other patients.
Conformity has been the target of many works of literature even before Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye spewed angst about everyone around him being a “phony.” To many people, there are forces in the social order that shape others to fit a certain mold, and one who does not fit the mold will be considered an outcast by society. During the 1960’s, rebellion was a shared act among the majority, including authors and artists; this was due to the conflict in the East as well as the Civil Rights movement. To these people, the government was a criminal, even a machine perhaps, which threatened one’s individuality. This provides some historical context on the background of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Ken Kesey, the author, worked in
“There is generally one person in every situation you must never underestimate the power of” (Kesey 203). In Ken Kesey’s psychological fiction novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chief Bromden—the oldest resident of the psychiatric hospital—was underestimated by all, until Randle McMurphy was admitted to the ward. McMurphy recognized his potential and encouraged him to fight against the oppressive rules of the ward to help him rediscover his strength. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey explores the concept inner-strength in the face of adversity, inspiring an emotional response in me as a reader as I identify with Chief’s journey to defy societal expectations.
Out of all the characters we discussed in class, I beleive Milton from Office Space and The Big Chief from the One That Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are the most similar. Both characters begin in the “fog” of the combine, Big Chief acts deaf and dumb and Milton can never say a full sentence to stand up for himself. As both stories develop we see a rebel individual, one who doesn’t care about the system, in Cuckoo's Nest it's McMurphy and in Office Space it's Peter. Both Milton and Big Chief follow the lead of the rebel and finish the job of breaking the combine.
Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest is a creation of the socio-cultural context of his time. Social and cultural values, attitudes and beliefs informed his invited reading of his text.