The concepts of pursuing, becoming and sustaining the status of boss permeate the characters in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Throughout the novel, the characters face a multitude of platforms for their choices and actions. In order to sustain the title of boss, characters must be able to overthrow the system that they all have grown used to and can’t imagine life without. These characters stay motivated through the feelings of fear, rejection, and revenge. This motivations lead them to realize the flaws in the system they’ve been living through most of their lives.
Found in most culture, a savior is a humane person who challenges the established norm and tries to bring good into the established place and also submits himself to the well-being of the community. One of these saviour is Jesus Christ, who, with his life, helped establish the basic doctrines of Christianity. In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey, McMurphy plays a similar role as Jesus, representing his actions and life. McMurphy is the man who challenges the established norm of the ward and Nurse Ratched. Through their time with the people, both McMurphy and Jesus performed many exemplary works, which mostly helped the people around the.
Dictatorship and cruelty combined to equal terrible living conditions, until one day a man comes to change everything. One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic novel written by Ken Kesey. It started out with a man named Bromden who pretended to be deaf and acted dumb just so he could lay low and go unnoticed. He has been a patient for the last ten years while suffering from hallucinations and delusions. The hospital is extremely strict and ruled by the feared Nurse Ratched.
In between this transformation, however, McMurphy had to make many sacrifices to get the ward in this new state. The first of these sacrifices is one that McMurphy unknowingly made when he first showed up at the ward. He put himself out there, which made the Nurse notice him, which will only have him labeled as a threat to the Nurse, which puts him in danger. Another sacrifice McMurphy makes is for George. After the fishing trip, the orderlies are instructed to clean the attendees.
Nurse Ratched views McMurphy as a clog in her machine. A rattle that could collapse her entire machine that she defines her life 's work. She views him as a lowlife, that has entered the ward to rob the inmates of their money. She is not amused, nor accepting of McMurphy as a human and tries to derail him any chance she can get. McMurphy and Chief see that while Nurse Ratched is the root of the inmates fear, it is them that have lost the will and the drive to live.
Through Chief Bromden’s journey rediscovering himself in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, he witnesses recurring power struggle between male and female characters, such as between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy, or between his parents. Although widely regarded as kind and benign characters in society at the time, in these conflicts, female characters are often tagged with detrimental characteristics, and therefore are depicted as demeaning antagonists. Through Chief’s biased narration, Nurse Ratched is often seen to be emasculating patients, through influencing their way of thinking, and thus their decisions to remain with the institution. She plays an essential role in confining the dynamic of the hospital through her recurring manipulation of patients. She influences, or in some cases, uses her power to force others into doing things her way.
Movie Review: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Today, movie production in Hollywood is all about sequels and remakes. In other words, Hollywood is beginning to run out of ideas. One such film that has been rumored to be remade is the classic title One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Milos Forman. The drama follows a convicted morally independent felon, R.P. McMurphy, who has been sent to be evaluated at a mental institution.
Manipulation and the struggle for control in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest In “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, the role of manipulation is integral to showing the complexities of each character, and creates a set of standards in which right and wrong become indistinguishable in a human struggle for dignity and survival. The characters of McMurphy and Nurse Ratched show this most vividly, and the complex combination of manipulation and a human lust for survival come together in the end, in which the dignity of all involved is compromised. As a strategy of self-preservation and a grab for power,, manipulation comprises both good and evil: both the deep human need to survive and the deep human desire to maintain control. This is shown through McMurphy’s manipulation of the other patients, Nurse Ratched 's manipulation of everyone, and the patients manipulation of McMurphy.
Throughout Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the balance of power is challenged in the psychiatric ward. Out of the several leaders that appear in the novel, Nurse Ratched and McMurphy are the most prominent. During Nurse Ratched and McMurphy struggle for power, they share many of the same qualities. It is argued that: “McMurphy and Ratched are alike in intelligence, military service, distinctive (if opposite) clothing, and conventionally masculine qualities” (Evans). These small similarities; however, do not distract the characters from fighting for their individual beliefs.
The author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey, presents the ideas about venerability and strength by using his characters and the way they interact with each other to establish whether they are a submissive or a dominant, tamed or leading, venerable or strong. Kesey uses strong personalities to show the drastic difference between someone who is vulnerable and someone who is strong. Nurse Ratchet is a perfect example of how Kasey presents the idea of strength over the venerability of others (the patients). Keys also exhibited vulnerability throughout characters such as Chief Bromden and his extensive habit of hiding himself in all means possible from Nurse Ratchet. Another idea presented by Kesey is a character’s false thought on what
McMurphy is a man who comes to the ward, destined to change it forever, and to restore the power taken from the patients by Nurse Ratchet.  His actions and motives during the text to follow what he has set out to do, follow a liking to another anti-hero who plans to change the course of someone else’s life, through his own actions. Ferris Bueller – the main character in the popular 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – like most anti-heroes, has a bad side,  which in his case is easily forgiven as his enemies are considered ageist and worse than him. The same can be said for McMurphy when he acts out against Nurse Ratchet and the staff on the ward, because although McMurphy is flawed and has continuous bad behaviour, these people are seen as worse than him so his actions are forgiven easier than theirs.
The goal of most mental hospitals is rehabilitation of the human psyche. To be cured of a mental disorder is nearly impossible, but the purpose of these hospitals is to attempt to suppress the id of a person’s subconscious. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey utilizes the psychoanalytic theory and his own life experiences to depict his dynamic character’s dreams, hidden subconscious thoughts, basic desire of their id, and reality of their ego. Kesey uses his character’s dreams to reveal their subconscious desires, express what they wish they could accomplish but are limited due to society’s rules, and showcase what they secretly desire when their subconscious goes unchecked during their sleep.