In Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an individual’s capacity for self-sacrifice is affected by compelling circumstances. The novel follows the experiences of Chief Bromden and his fellow patients within a psychiatric hospital ruled by an authoritarian Nurse Ratched, who imposes strict rules within the facility in order to maintain stability. The novel is centred on Randle McMurphy’s and Nurse Ratched’s rivalry caused by their polar opposite views on how the institute should be run. McMurphy, a boisterous patient, believes that his fellow patients should have more freedom, on the other hand Nurse Ratched believes in the institution being run like a dictatorship where discipline is the important aspect for stability.
It is a well known fact that experiencing war changes people; there is an innocence that is forever lost. In Tim O’Brian’s, “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”, Mary Anne Bell is an unusual example of the innocence that is lost in war because unlike the rest of the soldiers, she is a woman. Mary Anne’s transformation from innocent “sweetheart” to fierce warrior left readers with mixed emotions because although Mary Anne felt at peace with her transformation, she was also disconnected from reality.
Both men, McMurphy and Luke were turned into examples, much like Jesus Christ and left behind a legacy. Luke at the prison was cool without a doubt, motivating all the prisoners to follow his lead which attracted attention of the authority who believed that Luke had to be dealt with since he was getting out of line and also taking the other prisoners with him 'Thats my darling luke, grins like a baby bites like a gator' we see here in this qoute that dragline was one of many whose heart Luke won, dragline calls him 'darling' which shows how much luke is loved by his fellow prisoners and what a huge impact he has had on their personality. When McMurphy started popping the bubbles of the 'rabbits', making them realize that they had been ripped
In Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the nurse Miss Ratched is a fine example of a realistic fictional villain. Possession of three key components is essential in identifying what makes Miss Ratched a villian. Motive is what drives the villain to commit the very acts that allow them to be considered evil in the first place, and often drive their entire being as a character. While they must possess motive, they must also have a sense of morals that coincides with their motives (typically evil, or distorted) and follow their moral compass in a way that often causes trouble for those around them. Additionally, a villain is frequently associated with their opposite; the hero who combats them. Kesey’s character perfectly aligns with these three categories of what makes a villain, and it is unquestionable that she is the villain of the novel.
Janie Crawford, an independent women living in the early twentieth century is on a quest for fulfillment which she believe can be found in true love. As she tells her story to her friend Pheoby Watson, we learn that instead of finding love she finds everything but love. After running away with Jody Starks, a handsome educated man, Janie begins to see how human nature can turn your once loving husband into a power seeking monster. Through the buying of land, the complete control over a town’s workings, and eventually the control of Janie it becomes evident that the only thing Jody Starks wants in life is control.
In Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden, had many opportunities to learn life lessons but every time his faulty thinking caused him to focus on the problem and not the solution. Whenever Holden looks at situations he negatively overgeneralizes them with a bad attitude rather than learning from it.
Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird occurs during the Great Depression. Despite the setting taking place fifty years after slavery had officially ended, Maycomb County is depicted as an immensely segregated and prejudiced town. As a result, many of the townspeople assume the characteristics of other residents through town gossip and rumors. Because having a strong opinion on controversial issues in the town could lead to cruel consequences, many of the residents’ opinions and ideas are greatly influenced by others. The fear of being judged and rejected from society causes many of Maycomb County’s people to conceal the truth about the false gossip which hoodwinks the others into misinterpreting and believing the gossip. Miss Maudie Atkinson, a young widow, is one of the few characters in the novel that displays her own individuality and protests against what she does not believe to be true. Miss Maudie's positive trait of bravery makes her an asset to the Maycomb community because through her distinctiveness, she becomes a role model for individuals such as Scout Finch.
In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, chapter 25, page 260, Holden discovers text written on the bathroom walls of his younger sister, Phoebe’s elementary school. The text reads “F*ck you”. Holden was very upset in this particular scene in such a way that the reader might ask “why?”. His anger is expressed explicitly with him cursing on the person who wrote this and he vowed that he would love to kill whoever did this if he ever caught them. Although this scene doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, it is one of the most important scenes in the book leading to a much larger significance. In the novel, there are actually two scenes where the words “f*ck you” are expressed. Firstly, on the bathroom walls of Phoebe’s school and once again on the walls of the museum that Holden frequently visits. J.D Salinger allows his readers to emphasize with Holden’s disdain for profanity by showing his emotional turmoil, contempt of phoniness and his overall protectiveness of his sister, Phoebe.
In the beginning of the novel, Cole behaves cruelly when he becomes emotional. For example, Cole beats up Peter after Peter has told on Cole for breaking into a store. Another time, Cole hated the stare he was getting, he spit into the wind, were the wind would catch the saliva and carry it back to Edwin. The only reason to why Cole spit cause he hated the stare he was getting and he wanted the saliva to hit Edwin. Whenever, Cole was asked to eat the ingredient separately, he told Gravey it won’t taste good, but you mixed the food together it tastes good. Cole got really mad that he made the food going flying cause how he acted, once he is angry. Cole becomes very angry and he ends up acting very harsh.
Life was different in the the 1930’s. She walked down the long dusty road in rural Texarkana, the sky darkened with despondency and the rain started as she hurried to the outhouse before going inside to begin her quotidien chores. The Great Depression had a significant impact on MaryLou’s life and is still evident to this day. Standing in long lines with her Mom to only obtain simple staples is a memory that will never leave her. Despite the fact her family didn’t have much money, she never went hungry and her family never let her down.
It's been a spectacular ten years here at the school of St. Mary’s. I remember my first day of pre-school. As I walked in the PGC with my size 2 gym shoes and my button down red shirt, I had no clue what was waiting for me here at the school of St. Mary’s. All the awesome memories I would make such as playing soccer every day at recess, first communion in my suit and tie with all my friends, Mr. D playing basketball with us at recess, Mr. Head making awesome plays in the 8th grade volleyball game, and also all the other amazing memories St. Mary's gave to me that I'll never forget.
Mary Walls is an optimist. Throughout the story her thoughts on life are positive, even when the situation is not. The Walls family is one that could easily be pessimistic, constantly moving with just enough money and food to survive. Mary,along with her husband Rex, is a mediocre parent at best, but can always find the good. On page 144 when her daughter Jeanette claims to hate her Grandma, she says, “You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.” (Walls 144). When Jeanette tests her mother asking about Hitler, Mary responds that he loved dogs.
The role of women in The Things They Carried, is that they are an example of innocents and how you lose your innocents over time and in war. The women make a big impact on the men’s life because they help them focus and keep there stories going on weather the women dies or not.
However, the characters’ views of disability still evince complex, mixed emotions of disability. They do not fit easily within one specific era, instead looking ahead to the future, back at the past, and engaging with the present.
Maureen and Mag are isolated because of their physical location and their relationship with each other. Maureen dreams of being free of her mother’s house and small town life in Leenane. She blames her mother and her sisters for her circumstances; however, she is faced with the hard truth that men don’t come to call. Farming towns like Leenane were previously communities built on supporting each other, but over time families grew more isolated from one and other, leaving people like Mag and Maureen without the help of friendly neighbours.