Throughout Ken Kesey 's novel, “One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest,” the use of manipulation is a recurring, the character that uses it the most if the Nurse Ratchet. She uses it to manipulate patients to keep an order in her ward; and also, because she 's a control maniac. This shows you one of the most powerful weapons that the humans have: manipulation and fear. In the 19th Century many of the people who didn 't "fit" the standards of normality according to the society, were sent to an evaluation to determine if they were mentally ill. Then in the hospital Nurse Ratched used the patient 's insecurities to attack them, therefore they felt ashamed and depressed with themselves. In part II of the book, we discover that most of the acutes were in the institution as volunteers, McMurphy yells at them, trying to figure it out why are they still there?
The most prominent woman in the novel is Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched exposes the men’s weaknesses by getting each of them to point out each other’s flaws. Kesey shows that when women hold leadership roles, it takes away a man 's ability to be a man and leaves the man with physical damage. In the story, McMurphy explains to Harding about Nurse Ratched and how she is manipulating the men, using her influence to emasculate them. He says, “The hell with that; she’s a bitch and a buzzard and a ball-cutter, and don’t kid me, you know what I’m talking about” (Kesey, 61).
Some characters in the film who belong in the dominant group are seen to accept and support the main ideology of authority while publicly seen doing so, opposing strongly the actions of V. In the film, Lewis Prothero, the propagandist for Norsefire and ex-commander of Larkhill concentration camp, lived luxuriously in his home and makes millions from his pharmaceuticals drugs and antidotes. He is publicly seen spreading hate messages and tears down V in his talk show. The same can be said for Anthony James Lilliman, the corrupt bishop at Westminster Abbey who was promoted and gifted young women to do adultery acts with. These people who enjoy their status and position in society are filled with false consciousness and are in no way noticing the problem the government and authority hold. Furthermore, it can be seen clearly that V is well aware of this.
Throughout this piece of literary work, the theme of the savagery of humans is displayed with a tone of power and contempt. “But I, a man, must swat you with my hate,/ Slap you across the air and crush your flight,” is a primary example of this concept. The speaker’s claim that he “must swat you with my hate” justifies the futility of murdering this defenseless creature, which was only doing what it knew to do. Also, the speaker attempts to justify the brutality of man by comparing something irrelevant- the size of man and the fly. The statement at the end of stanza three, “To draw you from the hunter’s reach that
There was also characteristics of the main characters being a damsel in distress and insane. During the story The Tell Tale Heart the man with the vulture eye drives the butler insane. “He had the eye of a vulture, Whenever it fell on me my blood went cold.” By this happening the butler went insane and couldn’t deal with it any longer. He couldn’t help looking at the eye any longer so he had to get rid of him. The butler then cut his limbs off one by one and put them under the floorboards, this gives a sinister and menacing mood during the story.
Kesey uses varations on drugs, sex, and violence to unravel the path for the plot. With the setting being in a psychiatric ward in Oregon, I can just imagine the lack of sanity and the aroma of paranoia that float around the asylum. Kesey, during the time period of the novel, was working a shift at a mental facility in California. Therefore, the novel is just a reflection of his experience. I take into assumption that he conversed with the patients and witnessed the ways of the institution.
We have the calm and cold nurse Mildred Ratchet that tries with her full power to stop McMurphy from doing his mischief. And of course the patients like Billy Bibbit, Charlie Cheswick, Martini and Chief Bromden, all played beautifully by the actors, making the viewers feel that they are inside the mental institution. After tricking the American legal system and avoiding his labor duties in prison,
Blanche ultimately deteriorates to madness when she lies to herself and others repeatedly telling others that Shep Huntleigh will come take her. She eludes herself to the extent of taking action by writing a fake telegram to him starting with "Darling Shep. Sister and I in desperate situation."(78). but cannot seem to keep up the illusion as she stops writing the telegram. She believes her own lie so much that she does not realise that Stella, Unice and Stanley are taking her away to a mental institution.
Takuya, frustrated by the constant bullying, wreaks his fury on his mother, Keiko, beating her over any insignificant excuse, even in front of his indifferent father. Keiko finds solace on drugs, when she is not prostituting herself. Eventually, an individual unknown to them, seems to establish himself in their house, proceeding subsequently into torturing all of them. Through actions of incest, murder and necrophilia among others, chiefly caused by the stranger 's presence, the Yamazakis manage to become a family again. Miike incorporates in Visitor Q the aesthetics of a reality show, thus resulting in a film resembling an experiment of what would happen if he was to direct a sit-com.
The novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey follows the story of a mental ward turned upside down by non-conforming patient, R.P. Mcmurphy, who challenges the ideology of the ward’s stern, abusive, and dictator-like head nurse, Mrs. Ratched. Throughout the novel, many instances of violent and inappropriate content occur. With content ranging from violence, use of alcohol and drugs, and inappropriate language, the novel has a smorgasbord of writing that is often times seen as inappropriate for younger audiences, particularly impressionable students who can exhibit this negative behavior in reality. This has lead many schools and educational institutions to question whether the book is appropriate to be in class curriculums, and has even sparked outrage from parents claiming that they will not allow their children to read the book’s stirring content.