One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Point Of View Analysis

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The novel is written in first person in the point of view of Bromden who is an observer. There were no shifts in point of view during the novel. The effect Kesey achieved by selecting Bromden as the narrator instead of in McMurphy's, the protagonist, was to keep the narration as objective from McMurphy as possible, and seeing how Bromden has been at the mental hospital the longest and has fooled everyone into thinking he is blind and dumb it had given him the advantage of knowing everyone's secrets around the ward. The purpose of this is to figure out McMurphy's motives of helping the patients in the ward through Bromden and to keep the novel interesting. Kesey also seems to have wanted the point of view to be subjective and a bit unreliable
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