One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Mcmurphy Role Model

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A role model lives on through those whom he or she inspires. In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, McMurphy recognizes his powerlessness and decides to build Chief’s physical and emotional strength so he can be the new symbol of hope for the ward. McMurphy instills his own character traits of courage, tenacity, and hopefulness in Chief to carry on his legacy after his treatment drains him of those qualities. Contrary to those who fail to acknowledge Chief’s voice, McMurphy listens respectfully because he sees the potential for tremendous growth. When next faced with fog, Chief vows never to hide in it again. McMurphy’s example teaches Chief instead to find an alternative to the safe route of losing himself in situations of uncertainty.
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