Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey

924 Words Feb 16th, 2018 4 Pages
The women range from having the role of being in charge to having the role of being mistreated. In the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, Curley's wife is the victim. She is mistreated by all of the men and none of the appreciate the things she does around the farm. In the novel Over Flew the Cuckoos nest, written by Ken Kesey, the women are split into two categories women with mean intentions and lots of power, and the sluts. The women with power and ill intentions are made up of Nurse Ratched, Billy's mother, Chiefs mother and Hardings wife. The sluts are Candy and Sandy. The women with power and ill intentions are constantly trying to beat the men down and have complete power over the men in the ward. All they care about is reaching ultimate domination over the male patients. Whereas Candy, and Sandy are there to pleasure the men and follow McMurphy's directions. Ken Kesey's major goal is to create an image where the girls are not only viewed as feminine in comparison to the men being masculine. He wants to show the men that the women are in charge. These women are two extreme opposites. The nurse is the caretaker of all of the patients in the ward. She is shown as a compassionate, smart, fair woman but cannot save McMurphy. McMurphy is always flirting with the Nurse trying to get her to free him by pretending to be kind, normal, and a suck up. She does not…