Billy Bibbit's Character Analysis

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Billy Bibbit’s suicide is caused by Nurse Ratched as her constant threats frightened Billy to a point where he took his own life. Although McMurphy encouraged Billy to pursue his desires with Candy and initiated the entire incident, Nurse Ratched maliciously used his weak point to control Billy. She knew that Billy’s mother is his weakness so just as he began to become independent and defiant to her rules, she threatened to tell his mother despite his begging, as it states, “‘Nuh! Nuh!’ His mouth was working. He shook his head, begging her. ‘You d-don’t n-n-need!’” (315). Billy was a mentally unstable adolescent and Nurse Ratched took this to her advantage and punished his misbehavior by tearing into his weak point, pushing him over
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