Mcmurphy A Hero In 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo'

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2. Was McMurphy a hero (by Zimbardo’s definition) or a trouble-maker? How would you characterize Nurse Ratched? Zimbardo defines a hero as someone whose actions help others in emergencies or challenge corrupt systems without concern of reward or negative consequences. Throughout the movie the main character McMurphy proves that he is indeed a Hero. When he gets shipped off to the mental ward of a hospital he clashes with the main authoritative figure on the ward, Nurse Ratched. In the movie they have a battle of wills. McMurphy helps give the fellow patients a voice against the oppression, making them question the situations they are in. The ward is undoubtedly corrupt, even McMurphy says it at one point referring to Ratched lying when
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