One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Analysis

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Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest clearly shows the mindset of how the character Randle Patrick McMurphy has gone from the average, everyday man with slight problems that with determination and a steady plan could be solved. With the narration of Chief Brompton, being a patient on the ward for years, it proves that he can and cannot be trusted due to the idea of exposure to certain medicine killing the human mind. Within the ward and the idea of how things can work and how it crumbles due to the “wild animal” idea of the do as you must and do not make waves. When going into a different setting that is controlled by the mind becomes suffocated and turns to the caged idea of the world changes. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a controversial novel that has left parents and school authorities debating about its influence on students since its publication in 1962. The novel describes the inner workings of a mental institution, how the patients are emasculated and mistreated by the terrifying Nurse Ratched, who will go to any length to control them. But in coming McMurphy, a criminal who chose to go to an asylum rather than serve physical labor; he disrupts the order of the hospital with his big personality and loud opinions, undermining the authority of Nurse Ratched and encouraging the patients to live their own lives, until he too, is silenced forever by authority. When coming to the idea of a normal person going through the torture of a sciatic ward there is

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