Analysis Of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest'

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In today's world we have immensely progressed in both technology and knowledge, increasing by the minute as we further our research of the unknown in our world. One of those mysteries is the human brain, how the human brain is capable of altering our reality and fantasies. Psychology has taken many forms throughout history in search for the answers to the mystery of the human brain, but we are still left with questions as to what leads to certain traumas and psychological behaviors. It took many years to get to where our new knowledge is and even then, psychologists are well aware that it is nowhere close to knowing all the answers to cure certain traumas. Yet it is still a relief to know how much things have changed for the better, removing all or most harmful strategies that were once believed to "cure" patients. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a movie that greatly reflects this idea and gives the perspective of what these techniques resembled and affected patients. This paper will thoroughly explain the abnormality of the situation and how instead of what was believed to cure patients actually backfired and made their experience all more traumatizing.

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is about McMurphy's dilemma with being a sane person stuck doing time in a mental health hospital instead of hard work labor in jail. Believing his escape would be easy, actually ended up resulting in complicating things more. Those problems were understanding the hospital's system,
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