In the novel “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, the narrator, Chief Bromden, tells the reader a terrible tale. At the end of the first chapter, he prepares the reader for what is to come. With the saying “But it’s the truth, even if it didn’t happen”(8), he says that even though what he will narrate sounds too horrible to be true, it is. This harbinger points to how the institute tears down the patients so much that they will come to find laughter as something to help them take back their freedom. The hospital ward is controlled and dominated by Nurse Ratched, who has over the years gained enough power to now control every thing and person in the ward.
Ratched’s “tyrant-like” personality is no longer powerful in the institution. The manipulative behavior of the Nurse is finally defeated and all of the victims are now powerful and willing to fight against her power. Due to Nurse Ratched using her manipulative skills allowing McMurphy to attack her, he is then sent to Disturbed and receives a lobotomy. Several patients check themselves out of the institution before McMurphy even arrives back at the ward. Once he finally returns, his friends do not believe that the lobotomized individual is in fact McMurphy.
Chief Bromden, the narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is a willingly mute inmate of a psychiatric ward, run by a nurse who clings to control in order to secure herself as the leader of the ward. She uses her matronly presence as a weapon against Chief and his fellow inmates in order to deprive them of their masculinity. The Nurse (what Chief calls her) uses these tactics to break down the inmates. Chief, wanting to avoid this confrontation decides to be mute. As he tells the story through his eyes, Chief repeatedly looks at his inmates ' hands and describes them thoroughly.
Abusing Power: A Literary Theme Analysis of Part One in Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Throughout the passage of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, from Kesey’s “Part One”, we come across our protagonist, Randle Patrick “Mac” McMurphy. He is the manipulator of the ward who fights against society’s demands as opposed to the oppressive Nurse Ratched “Big Nurse”, who controls the ward under her tyrannical rule. McMurphy is admitted into a mental institution in Salem, Oregon, claiming that he’s indeed a “psychopath”, which is all just an act to escape labor duties at the Pendleton Work Farm. After his arrival, he has certainly shifted the ward by encouraging the patients to rebel against the Nurse Ratched’s orders. He seeks to crack Nurse Ratched by testing her authority, but what he doesn’t realize is that she’s capable of using her power against him — by sending him to the Shock Shop.
Cinder keenly experiences this prejudicial sentiment in her everyday life, such as when her neighbor cruelly insults her, and discourages customers from using her services as a mechanic simply because she is a cyborg. Cinder is even exploited by her own family, as her stepmother prevents Cinder from keeping any of the money she earns and constantly demeans Cinder through degrading comments. Cinder is also forced to submit to a medical research draft, effective only on cyborgs, and has a dangerous disease injected into her against her
By wishing the ultimate best for her patients, She shows that she does not wish to harm them or degrade them directly like an antagonist would. Bromden’s bias perspective, and Nurse Ratched’s caring intent prove that Kesey did not make her the antagonist of the story. Broaden turns to McMurphy for help and he brings more chaos than Nurse Ratched ever intended to endure. The nurse left after seeing her lack of control and order of the
After her step sisters volunteered her for the testing she learnt not to trust anyone and with not trusting anyone she became a very independent person. Cinder is being lied to constantly by the doctors that she has just gotten so used to saying “Another lie” (Marissa Meyer, 126). This shows that she has learnt to not trust many and to be very independent and do things on her
Our everyday lives are like a dead man 's heart monitor, flat and boring, but when the shock enters our bodies and minds, the heart monitor shoots up. People don’t think seriously about events until they actually happen. The book The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis, displays this idea by telling the tale of a murderous teenage girl who only believes in revenge. For Alex’s whole life, she has lived in her own little world, not one to do anything out of the ordinary or cause commotion. She only believed in justice for all, but as the last days of the school year came to an end, a surprising find shocks the entire school: Alex is dead.
In Fahrenheit 451, we can see that through characters thoughts, dialogue, and reactions in certain situations can reveal a lot about them. For instance, Mildred, Montag’s wife, lives in what is suppose to be a utopian society where everyone is happy and content, but Mildred is very unhappy with her life, as we can see when she attempts suicide. Mildred tries to convince herself that she is happy with her boring life which just consists of watching television all day and she denies the fact that she attempted to commit suicide. When Guy Montag is talking to Mildred about her television obsession he says, “Will you turn the parlour off?” and Mildred responded by saying,"That's my family" revealing the detachment from reality she has. (Bradbury
She becomes more uneasy and controlling as she feels more indifferent and angry. Beth shows that she has an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) because she shows mental and interpersonal control, she’s preoccupied with orderliness, and always trying to perfect everything. For example, Beth was trying to control what Calvin wore to Bucks funeral and to be honest, it really didn’t matter what Calvin wore to their son’s funeral. By Beth getting mad at what Calvin wore, it really confused him as to why it mattered if what he wore would affect grieving over Buck. Beth tries to controls everyone so she can live this “perfect” life.
In chapter 14 of Brave New World, death is treated as nothing more than an inevitability. In this chapter, we see that even though John is looking for his mother, the nurse is impatient and tells him “Well, I must go, ... I’ve got my batch of children coming.” (182) These children are more important to the nurse due to her conditioning telling her death is going to come to the patient sooner than the children. When the nurse finally brings the children for their death conditioning, “They swarmed between the beds, clambered over, crawled under, peeped into T.V. boxes, made faces at the patients.” (183) These children are being conditioned to treat death as something natural, so as children they treat the hospital like their playground. When
Lee uses a somewhat background character to show this in her work. Mrs. Dubose, an elderly neighbor nearing the end of her life, “ was a morphine addict,” but always intended “ to break herself [free of it] before she died” (178). Often times Jem would receive her cold remarks while passing by her house, thinking her primitive and rude, never understanding her hidden constant battle. Upon her death however, he learned that behind all of her snarkiness she was a person with integrity who did not want to be tied down by a worldly substance, and began to see Mrs. Dubose as a person to be respected. Readers in today’s world know how widespread addiction is, and can now see the advantages to looking closer in order to find the true qualities that define the individual.
Despite John being considerate, caring and feeling sorry for his wife’s illness, he dominates over her both physically and psychologically (AndrewM). He incarcerates her due to his pervasive torment. For instance, the narrator is coerced to stay in the nursery regardless of her will. The prison’s windows are barred while the wallpaper torturing her, but she cannot voice her choking experience and whenever, she tries the husband reproaches her (AndrewM). Despite her preference for the house downstairs, her husband demands her to stay in the nursery, and all her views are shuttered.
Margo believes everyone sticks to the status quo, and they all try so hard, but in the end they miss the little things of life. The town is “not even hard enough to be made of plastic” (Green 57). No one ventures into the unknown because everyone sticks to what they know. Margo pushes Quentin during her final night to “shut up and calm down and stop being so goddamned terrified of every little adventure” (Green 69). Before the mission, Quentin acts afraid of things that could hurt him like everyone else in Orlando.