One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Fate

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Moment: “He twisted and thrashed around like a fish, back bowed and belly up, and when he got to his feet and shook himself a spray came off him in the moon like silver scales.” Pg 164 Fate. The one aspect that people try to change the most. The dappling with fate throughout Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ended up causing life altering predicaments. At the moment on page 164, the situation has a direct correlation to McMurphy within the novel, yet shines a light upon the situation that all humans face as well as the consequences that may not be apparent at the specific occasion. The fate of others constantly depends on the actions and events of external forces. Throughout the novel, McMurphy grapples with the…show more content…
In the prescribed scene, the dog is said to rise and shake off a liquid which can be inferred as dew from the grass. Dogs are renowned for their less than sanitary lifestyles while enjoying it at the same time. This messy like status of the dog symbolizes the state in which McMurphy is going about his life. His mistakes have caught up to him, and now he is trying to shake all of it off in order to be seen as one of the masculine figures in the limelight. Also, throughout the novel there is a constant power struggle between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy. After reaching the same end point of being defeated, Mack is forced to overcome each of the failures and try again. In every setback he encounters, he believes that it is necessary to stand tall in order to assert himself in relation to all on the ward.It has always been a choice for people to get up after being knocked down, but after someone is knocked down, they tend to rise higher than they have previously. Throughout the novel, especially towards the conclusion, McMurphy begins to bask in all of the glory that comes with his perseverance even after he receives the Electroshock Therapy. His resistance to the treatments excited all of the patients because they are witnessing something that has never occurred in the walls. By shaking the mist off similar to the dog, anybody has the chance to alter their fate. The journey of a thousand miles always begins with a single step. The only question is if we are willing to take the steps necessary to get to that point, even if we cannot foresee nor guess that the future holds. The past has passed, the future and fate is unknown, and the present is called present for a
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