One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Christ Like Figure Analysis

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Christ has always been a symbol of caring, hope and freedom to many people and is often embedded into personalities and traits of characters of popular literature. These “Christ like figures” stand by the same principles as Christ by helping and caring for the other characters. In the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, McMurphy emerges as a Christ like figure as he is seen as a savior in the eyes of the patients, he sacrifices himself to save the men on the ward and he teaches his friends the way to a better life. Upon McMurphy’s arrival on the ward, he is quickly seen as a leader to the patients and to many of them is a symbol of hope. However, as the story moves on, the patients begin to see McMurphy more as their

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