One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: A Narrative Analysis

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“But at least I tried.” One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Ken Kesey The world we live in definitely would be less exciting if not the people who do not want to put up with the existing conditions. Constantly warned by cautious friends that they will not succeed, these courageous people keep trying to change their lives and lives of the contemporaries for the better. I began to study in Dr. W.’s ELL class three weeks later than the others. My classmates immediately told me that she was a real witch and no matter how hard I would work, I should not expect to get anything higher than “C”. Nevertheless, I tried my best and just in two months, I was on a way to a stable “B”. Right after the New Year vacation Dr. W. decided to give us a test. Coincidentally, on the same day, my father was going to have a complicated surgery. My mother and I took him to the hospital and waited there for 10 hours. I would never forget my father's grateful look when he woke up after the surgery and saw me sitting next to him in a recovery room. When we returned home that evening, I checked my account and saw that Dr. …show more content…

W. about a make-up test. “What was your excuse for missing yesterday’s test?” she asked me sarcastically. “My father had a surgery,” I replied. “It was very convenient to use your father’s surgery as an excuse to miss the test,” Dr. W. resumed. I made a desperate attempt to explain away: “I really could not think about anything else but my father.” “Nothing personal, sweetheart, but if you wanted to get a good grade in my class, the only thing you should have cared about yesterday was the test.” I listened to her dazedly and tried to remember who she reminded me of. But of course, she spoke like the Big Nurse. With the same unforgiving gaze and the same fanatical desire for control, she looked exactly like a twin-sister of Mildred Ratched from One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. “No make-up test.” Her words sounded like a court

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