Nurse Ratched, known for her strict rules and manipulation to get what she wants, eventually plays into McMurphy’s games which ultimately have a negative effect on her and blind her decisions later on. After Chief and McMurphy get in a scuffle with an orderly, Nurse Ratched suggests electroshock therapy, but gives McMurphy an opportunity to avoid the treatment by “admitting he was wrong” (242). McMurphy arrogantly declines, frustrating Nurse Ratched to the point where she shocks him continually until it’s not safe to do so. By letting Mcmurphy get the best of her emotions, Nurse Ratched’s conscience is blurred by her frustration, a negative impact brought upon by McMurphy’s arrival. However, Nurse Ratched’s sudden distaste for McMurphy didn;t always directly happen to him.
In fact, he asserts that as a result of all the treatments women were using to deceive it was hard to tell whether the woman was “a human face , or an ulcer” (Fiero 162). He despises the devious actions and hateful plots the women concoct against those distasteful to them. He believes that “there’s nothing a woman won’t do, nothing she thinks is disgraceful” because of her deceitful feature (Fiero
He is misogynistic in which he keeps commenting on the looks of her body. When going to reprehend McMurphy in his room he would say something along the lines of, “ … by asking something like did she wear a B cup, he wondered, or a C cup, or any ol” cup up at all?” (208). In other words , McMurphy was trying to make Nurse Ratched lose her whole effect of being angry by sayings antagonizing comments as stated previously. Not only does such comments are reprehensible they are offensive to women in general making Nurse Ratched’s hatred towards McMurphy okay. In all, not only did McMurphy try to make Nurse Ratched lose her stance, but he would also put her into concerning positions in her workplace as
The movie was mostly focused on the feud between the warden/nurse Ms. Ratched and McMurphy. McMurphy tried to go against the hard-set plan set by the institution. More he tried to establish dominance and leadership within the group. This threatened the nurse’s ways of subduing patients, and they felt of less importance in their own institution. This led to a bitter rivalry and because of it the nurse tried to subdue, with same techniques as with other patients, McMurphy even after realizing that he was not a mentally unstable person.
Women were wrongfully blamed for things that went wrong in their relationships. By showing unhappiness in their relationships, they would suggest that something was wrong with them because they couldn’t maintain a successful marriage. This shows the dominance of men in relationships and that women were subservient to them; men could do horrible things in marriage and still get away blameless as their wife would be the one deemed responsible for the problems in the marriage. A similar situation is explained in The Book of the City of Ladies, when de Pizan rhetorically asks “how many women are there, and you yourself know this, who because of
Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
Nurse Ratched is a harsh, dictatorial woman who manipulates her patients in order to keep her extreme power. “She smiles and closes her eyes again and shakes her head gently. "Of course, you may take the suggestion up with the rest of the staff at some time, but I'm afraid everyone's feelings will correspond with mine” (Kesey). Even though readers do not get to see the Big Nurse outside of the hospital and her strict personality, she uses the mistreatment of the patients as a defense of events from her personal life. Despite her acting as if she has total regulation of the ward, Nurse Ratched is actually unstable in her life, feeling vulnerable by the patients because they bring up the idea that she may not be mentally secure
McMurphy and the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, are the two characters battling for power in the ward. Many female characters in this story are portrayed as manipulative and emasculating to the men in the ward. With this, Ken Kesey supports typical gender roles by portraying the women not following gender roles as manipulative and emasculating to men through the characters of Chief’s mother, Nurse Ratched, and Vera Harding. One character that does not show typical gender roles and is shown as being manipulative is Chief’s mother. During an inspection of the Native American village that Chief’s family lived in by the government, they were to speak on the best way to start the talks to acquire the land from the residents.
Danforth: I cannot hear you. Mary Warren: Pretense, sir” (Miller, 106). The girls turn on her and she again goes back on her story and doesn’t tell the truth. Because she is aware that she may not be believable in court, she goes mad and then, accuses Proctor of
The Wife of Bath Tale’s has issues in it by the wife of bath not being perfect in her ways. By this I mean how she lives her life and the power she has that she can do whatever she wants. In the pardoner’s tale it is a major role because the pardoner is corrupt in his ways of fooling people. The other thing is that the pardoner is a corrupt religious figure by him fooling people and drinking a lot.