Gender Roles In 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

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The men in the ward adhere traditional gender roles when trying to overpower nurse Ratched because of her femininity in the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, written by Ken Kesey. What makes a man, a man in society’s eyes currently? Why do males look down upon woman? A woman has the same capabilities as a man, maybe not within the reproduction system but in most other cases this statement is true. Nurse Ratched is the head nurse at the ward in the story. She controls all every little detail that goes on within the ward, every little secret every little action is highly monitored by Nurse Ratched. But one day a man, named McMurphy, was brought in handcuffs and as soon as they’re removed, he breaks into one of Nicholson’s patented madman

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