One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Anti Hero

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book written by Ken Kesey. He portrays the leading character Randall P. McMurphy to be the typical anti-hero alike much of the other main characters in other storylines. Numerous issues arise as an antihero, including seeking redemption for the good of others. In the other storylines Harry Potter and Breaking Bad, characteristics can be taken from other anti-heroes in which assist in proving that McMurphy is in fact an anti-hero. Things such as courage and doing things for moral purposes are not apparent in anti-heroes, and they usually carry an unidealistic flaw which raises an issue throughout the storyline. R.P. McMurphy has many comparable features to Severus Snape from Harry Potter in which prove…show more content…
Due to the fact that all the anti-heroes are flawed and typically end up making a mistake when trying to rebel, it can be assumed that this flaw is the base of the characteristics of an anti-hero. In Harry Potter when Snape kills Dumbledore, he doesn’t realise that it makes the elder wand belong to him. This basically sentences himself to death because Voldemort won’t let him stand in the way of him having the power he wants. Much alike this, Walter White recognises that the police are after him and that there isn’t much else he can do to try and run any longer, therefore he realises that he is doomed and just accepts it, waiting in the lab for the police to come and give him what he deserves. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when strangling Nurse Ratched, McMurphy is put in electro-shock therapy to the point when he becomes a vegetable and has the ability to do nothing. The Chief sees that McMurphy has done all he has the power to do so he puts him out of his misery. In showing this fatal mistake, the anti-hero isn’t fearful of death, instead they learn that their actions will lead a certain way and they need to accept
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