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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 1,638 words
The imagination is the readers most important tool on the path to enjoying a good book. One can only hinder their enjoyment of the story by disregarding the vivid images created by the mind. Nothing can compare to a landscape so exquisite that it would make a cinematographer jealous, or a prison so cold that you can see the inmates hot breath. However, some authors offer help for those who are creatively impaired. In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the author, Ken Kesey builds such an effective tone, that the shifts in the attitudes of the characters can be detected. In the first half of the novel, Kesey uses a wonderful device to show oppression that makes the reader feel as if they themsel ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Summary And Analysis - 5,508 words
ClassicNote on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is narrated by Chief Bromden (also known as Chief Broom), a mute Indian known for mopping the mental institution where he is confined. The black boys in white suits who work in the ward mock Chief Broom; they think that he is deaf and dumb and cannot hear them. Nurse Ratched (also known as Big Nurse) enters. Her lips and her fingernails are both a funny color of orange, and she carries a woven wicker bag filled with pills, needles, wire and forceps. She moves with precise, automatic gestures. Her face is smooth and calculated, but she has large breasts that seem out of place. She orders the black boys to shave Chi ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Summary And Analysis - 5,522 words
... level. Kesey constructs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as a struggle between a number of conflicting values that McMurphy and Nurse Ratched represent, such as freedom, sexuality, rational choice for the former and authoritarianism, repression and determinism for the latter. Nurse Ratched's willing perpetuation of the struggle indicates that she is herself aware of one of at least one of these conflicts. The patients love that McMurphy "got the nurse's goat the way he said he would." McMurphy becomes more bold and aggressive, even asking Nurse Ratched the measurements on those breasts she does her best to conceal. However, Nurse Ratched does not lose control again. Bromden thinks that Mc ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 701 words
Randle Patrick McMurphy, the main character in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, is the perfect example of a hero. He is committed to a mental institution after faking insanity to get out of a work camp. From the beginning of his presence on the ward, things start to change. He brings in laughter, gambling, profanity and he begins to get the other patients to open up. All of this, however, clashes with the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, who is trying to press conformity and obeying authority. It is then a battle between McMurphy and the nurse, McMurphy trying to set the patients free and the nurse trying to make them normal. The most obvious hero type of McMurphy is an out-law hero. This is eviden ...
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Movie Opinion On One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 586 words
The paper that I am writing about is on the movie One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest with Jack Nicholson. The movie is a good example of Total Institution. In the movie One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest the patients were removed from society and, the Head Nurse made them change the way that they went upon everything they did in life. The movie was also about the way that the hospital was like and how they had barbwires on the fences so the patients werent able to leave. Nurse Ratchett also had the patients on a tight schedule that was the same everyday and she felt that it shouldnt be changed no matter what. C.H. Cooleys looking glass self was a theory that described the way that the patients learn ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest- Ken Keseys Characterization Of Women - 481 words
Kesey's characterization of women is by no means fair. He perceives one type to be the bossy domineering woman, and the other type to be submissive whores. He is subjective to the inmates being futile, perceiving us to think that their wives and especially Big "Powerful" Nurse took away their manliness. Kesey tries to imply that whores such as Candy Starr, contradict that, and offer them courage and pleasure. In this book, there are no regular women, just these two extremes. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest does not seem to intentionally degrade women. Although Kesey may not have, there is a shadow of doubt in how he illustrates it. The Nurse's name itself symbolizes this. A Ratched is percei ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 830 words
Life in the ward is quiet until a new patient is admitted. His name is Radall Patrick McMurphy and he is a redheaded brute who smells of sweat, work, dirt and dust. He starts in by disrupting everything familiar in the ward, the silence, the admitting showers, and the way the black boys bully the patients around. He quickly makes friends with everyone including the Chronics who are vegetable like patients. McMurphy is a gambling man who insist that he wanted to come to the ward for an easier life than the one he had at work camp where he previously stayed. One of his first bets with the other patients is to make Ratched lose control of the ward without giving her an excuse to punish him. McM ...
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Society Is Evil - 427 words
Humans are both good and evil. I heard somebody say that society makes you evil, but I dont agree. Society labels you as evil. Con-artists are at first seen as good, but if you look deeper theyre evil. For some people who are retarded or mentally unstable, they could also be seen as evil. But their only intentions are to bee good. I mean if you just sit down and have a conversation with somebody from special ed. their just full of love and joy. Sometimes the simplest things like Star Trek could make one of these The men in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest are mentally unstable and only mean to be good, but other people see them as evil. At first Jack Nicelsons character only means good but com ...
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Bromden And His Changing Mind - 1,562 words
COSHE.COM : Book Reports : Bromden and his Changing Mind Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again Thesis: In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, Chief Bromden is a character who has to work his way back to being and acting like a real human after so many years of being dehumanized (Porter 49) into a machine created by the evil Nurse Ratched. I. Bromden in the beginning A. Dehumanized by Nurse Ratched 1. structured 2. forbids laughing 3. controlling B. The effect that the Nurse and the ward has on Bromden 1. could not smell 2. thinks of himself as little 3. hides in the fog 4. fears everything 5. sees himself as comic 6. hallucinates II. Bromden in progress A. Gives up deaf and du ...
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Let The Punishment Fit The Crime - 944 words
Sir William Schwenk Gilbert stated in the first act of The Mikado Let the punishment fit the crime. In society punishments are given to make people suffer for their wrong doings. Is it fair that when man breaks rules but only in the name of righteousness that he be punished? In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, the author skillfully portrays man as one who suffers for breaking the rules, while trying to stand up for his beliefs and inspire others. One may suffer as a consequence of breaking the rules, but he will suffer unfairly if he were only breaking them to stand up for his beliefs. In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Nurse Ratched constantly caused the inmates to end ...
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Cuckoo - 934 words
Not too many books take you into the world of mental illness. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey does. It is told through the eyes of a mental patient named Chief Bromden. He is a northwest Indian, who is disturbed with hallucinations about machines taking over the world he knows. The mental hospital is in Oregon which is run by Nurse Ratched who has machine like control of everyone and everything in the ward. The only hint of her humanity is the fact that she possesses very large breasts, which she keeps tucked away under her neat-as-a-pin white uniform. The Chief has been there longer than anyone except for Nurse Ratched. He uses this to his advantage by making the other people in ...
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One Flew - 1,521 words
Someone by the name of Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "A man can be destroyed but not defeated." There is indeed much to be said for this statement, as it can be taken to mean many things. Initial impressions are that Hemingway is speaking of personal honor, and how no man can have his honor taken away from him forcefully. No matter how great the suffering, or how undignified the death, the very nature of honor is that it is something that can only be lost through fault of the man. On that account the quote says, you can "destroy" a man, but you cannot defeat his spirit. The quote can also be taken to suggest eternal glory; while the man himself may be dead, his cause and influence lives on in ...
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One Flew Over The Cookos Nest - 560 words
In our study of this novel of rebellion, and protest. The ward in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is microcosism of a much larger world, where power is too often misused and individuality is stifled for the sake of conformity.By using Chief Bromden as the Narrator Kesey pulls the reader right in to the middle of this by taking the only character that can shed light on all of the dominant themes present in the novel. Which are Keseys views on the feminist movement, civil rights, and the underlying idea of conformity. All of these issues are exposed in the pool scene in which the author, and director are constrained to different parameters, and must use different The dominant theme in this nove ...
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Religion In One Flew Over The Cuchoos Nest - 1,025 words
As he [Jesus] landed he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a Shepherd.(Mark 6:34) Jesus entrance is much like R.P. McMurphys entrance onto the ward in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Much like Jesus, McMurphy saw the people on this psychiatric ward as metaphorical sheep, leaderless and subject to the cunning fox, in the form of Head Nurse Ratched. In this novel, told from the point of view of a deaf and dumb mute, Kesey illustrates the plight of the ward members such as Billy Bibbit, who quivers at the mere mention of his mother; Harding, who is petrified of people noticing his femininity; and Chief Bromden, the narrator who has ...
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Religion In One Flew Over The Cuchoos Nest - 1,023 words
... convinces Chief that he was actually getting bigger. By creating parallels between McMurphy and Jesus, Kesey transforms McMurphy from a simple man trying to help others, to a righteous man who helps people as much as he can. Like Jesus, McMurphy is not altogether an eager messiah, as is Jesus case in the Garden of Gethsemane, McMurphy doubts his ability to keep helping people while at the same time, sacrificing himself. While saving the ward from the evil ways of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy begins to doubt himself and his power to defy the nurse. When McMurphy meets the life guard from disturbed, he finds out that his time on the ward does not have a specific end, Youre sentenced in a jail, ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - 618 words
Ting. Tingle, tingle, tremble toes, shes a good fisherman, catches hens, puts em inna penswire blier, limber lock, three geese inna flockone flew east, one flew west, on flew over the cuckoos nestO-U-T spells outgoose swoops down and plucks you out." The book "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" is about a man, Randle Patrick McMurphy who is a rough-and-tumble, fun-loving guy who comes into the mental ward in Oregon and challenges the authoritarian nurse, Ms. Ratched. As the struggle between them goes on, McMurphy starts to show the other men of the ward how to loosen up and that they do not have to always listen to the nurse. Eventually, McMurphy is defeated when Ms. Ratched makes him get a lob ...
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Cause Of His Death - 1,066 words
The role of the hero in Ken Keseys novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, is played by Randle P. McMurphy, a wrongly committed mental patient with a lust for life. McMurphys personal qualities that gain the respect and admiration from his fellow patients are also responsible for his tragic downfall. These qualities include his temper, which is the reason for the tension between him and nurse Ratched; his stubbornness, which results in his numerous painful disciplinary treatments; also his free spirit, which leads to his death. Even though McMurphy is a good man, in the end, these characteristics hurt him more than they help him. Throughout the novel, McMurphy shows that he has a wild temper. ...
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Analysis Of Stanley Kubrick's Influence As A Film Maker - 1,555 words
... books that he had created within this time span he said . . . It was the most painful thing Ive ever written, that damn book . . . After that I had to learn to start loving again. (Anthony Burgess author of A Clockwork Orange) Source (Pages 103/104 Your Face Here / Ali Catterall & Simon Wells) So from that we see that the story was produced into a novel by a man who thought he was dying, angry and bitter at the world, he wanted to point out and graphically describe all of the planets wrong doings and faults. He did just that, producing A Clockwork Orange which director Stanley Kubrick would go on to make his own, once completed the film would go on to be banned from the UK for almo ...
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"one Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" And Female Importance - 841 words
Until modern times, society validated that a man's role was at work, while a woman was required to stay home and play the role of the main caregiver. Men were given power and authority, and women, contradictory to men, were expected to be humble and subservient. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey reverses the stereotypical gender roles to show that the chaotic and sometimes tragically comic world of a mental institution. In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, the women are the power figures and are able to significantly manipulate the patients on the ward, as shown by the characters of Nurse Ratched, Mrs. Bibbit, and Vera Harding. Nurse Ratched, whose power is ...
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