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Chief Bromden's Character Analysis

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Being an observer was a position narrator Chief Bromden retained for a majority of the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. He allowed himself to drift into the background and watch as everything played out before him. The Chief made little to no effort to be part of what went on in the ward (until the end of the book) because people were under the impression he was deaf. One may question why Chief Bromden would pretend to be deaf, and the answer lies beneath layers of childhood memories. One of which, being a memory of his from when a group of people came to inspect the land which was his father’s at the time. While reflecting on the memory he realizes that “It wasn’t [him] that started acting deaf, it was the people that first
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