Figurative Language In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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Triple Entry: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey Quote Analysis Synthesis "She’s swelling up, swells till her back’s splitting out the white uniform and she’s let her arms section out long enough to wrap around the three of them five, six times. She looks around her with a swivel of her huge head.... So she really lets herself go and her painted smile twists, stretches to an open snarl, and she blows up bigger and bigger, big as a tractor, so big I can smell the machinery inside the way you smell a motor pulling too big" (5). The author used very descriptive language to describe Miz Ratched's bigness and her transition. He also uses figurative language like simile, personification and anaphora in order to compare the nurse …show more content…

Now I am wondering, how exactly does it feel to be a victim of the same crime that he commits (racism)? The theme of racism is evident throughout the entirety of the book. This book, of which takes place in the 1950s-1960, was written during the times where the segregation was becoming integration with some complications and struggles. During this time, Native Americans were having a hard life and couldn't adjust and this book clearly shows Chief Bromden, whom is an Indian, getting picked on and blamed for things he is completely innocent of because of who he is. Also, this form of racism is also seen in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as the whites always had the higher say-so in what happened in society and the colored had to do as told. In this case, Chief Bromden must follow the orders of everyone else due to where he stands in the social hierarchy. "'What worries me, Billy,' she said - I could hear the change in her voice - 'is how your poor mother is going to take

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