One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

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1.At first it seems very hard to define McMurphy`s person. In the beginning he is a gambling fool who is only thinking about himself, later in the book my opinion on McMurphy changes alot, he begins to think about the other patients and help them to gain more self confidence. Nurse Ratched is on the other hand a control freak, she is portrayed more as a machine than a human being, Nurse Ratched has all the control on the institution and she likes it, she wants to control all the patients and even all the staff. When McMurphy came on the ward totally sane and different from all the patients, he gained a lot of Nurse Ratched's power. To Nurse Ratched is control everything she used to have all ...view middle of the document...

For example he tells Billy to have sex interlude with Candy, it is rational choice because it builds his self confidence. Nurse Ratches does nothing else than break them down and if they stood up for them self they get punishment

2. Kesey was obviously against American society, he shows how  hypocrisy society is with his novel. In the novel is the ward metaphor for american society. Bromden for example sees the ward as a factory for machine which is mistake and when they are fixed they can go back to the society. Bromden also sees the society like somthing that is mass-production. The house are identical and the people are robots except one boy who is outcast, he doesn´t fit in the combine society, like the patients doesn´t fit in the society, they are also something outcast. Combine has spoiled the land according to Bromden. The patients doesn´t feel well because of the society, they feel shame, and they are scared of society judgement. Microcosmos is the ward symbol for something else, the insitition is a microcosm of society because it´s all about rules,individuals and control. The society centred on rules like Nurse Ratched centred on rules. Ratched is like the government, she make the rules and the other one´s have to follow them. McMurphy breaks the rules and is rebel, the government doesn´t like people who breks the rules. Harding is president of the patients because he is educated he like someone politican. The therapeutic community is that a person must learn to get along in a group before he will be able to function in society. Ken Kesey is obviouslu against american society, i think he doesnt like all the social standings like „you have to be like that“. If you are different are you almost rejected.

4.In the beginning if the story, Bromden doesn´t speak and everybody thinks that he is deaf and dumb. He has many hallucinations like the fog and the combine. The fog came a lot in the beginning of the novel because he was so scared with Ratched and he also feel safe in the fog. When McMurphy arrives the ward and act with him like he does with everybody else, Bromden became to gain more self- confidence and became to feel much better. McMurphy has very much influence on Bromden. I see that for first when he raise his hand when McMurphy, was trying to make the patients choice for world series, he doesn´t want to see thim game and he didn´t know why he raise his hand, he feel like McMurphy has...

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