Chief Bromden, the narrator of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, has been a paranoid-schizophrenic patient in the psychiatric hospital as he suffers from hallucinations and delusions. Everyone believes that he is deaf and dumb, although this is merely an act on his part that he has kept up due to the fear of huge conglomeration. Nurse Ratched is a nurse who runs the ward with harsh and systemized rules for the mental patients. For an example of what happens in the daily life of patient in her ward, she encourages the patients to attack each other in their most vulnerable places, shaming them during daily meetings, which she concludes as “therapy”. In any case patient rebels against the rules set by her, he is sent to receive electroshock treatments.
The thought that men are strong and superior to women led the science field to disassociate mental disorders with men but completely attribute them with women. “Gender and Pathology In ‘The Yellow-Wallpaper’” by Juliann Fleenor the “female sickness” is what in those times was known as female hysteria. Which in today’s terms would have been some sort of depression or even stress-related illness, but nonetheless it was attributed as something that happened exclusively to women. In “The Yellow-Wallpaper” the protagonist’s husband is a physician that has her locked up in her house without being able to do anything, because the
In his comedic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey uses Chief Bromden, a Native-American man suffering from schizophrenia, to tell the story of an intense struggle for power between the Big Nurse and a new patient. Named McMurphy, this admission brings an aspect to the ward that is noticeably absent under the Nurse’s reign: laughter. The introduction of humour to the ward disrupts the atmosphere of conformity and submission crafted the Big Nurse. Throughout the book, the two engage in a series of battles as the Big Nurse attempts to prevent the McMurphy and the rest of the men from laughing and while more abstractly aiming to eliminate their autonomy. Battling back, McMurphy tries to teach the men that they themselves can use laughter to fight back against this
Rational: The principal purpose of this written work is to depict the views of Nurse Ratched on the situation on her psychiatric ward which is the main location of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Nurse Ratched, the leading antagonist of the story, is the head administrative nurse in the psychiatric hospital; moreover, she is known among the patients as a cold, heartless tyrant. Using old-fashioned and prohibited methods – such as electroshock therapy and lobotomy – she pacifies the patients, stimulatingly seriously harming their health. Throughout the action of the novel, three patients die: Charles Cheswick commits a suicide, Billy Babbit is found dead in the swimming pool, and Randle McMurphy is suffocated by another
But, as a result, the character started to hallucinate and see a woman, imprisoned in the pattern of the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom. At the end of the story her personality totally degraded; the woman stopped to understand who she is and did not recognize her closest people: “Now why should that man have fainted?... I had to creep over him every time” (Gilman 656).
What shocks Brack about Eilert is the destruction of the manuscript. Tesla tells George then, that she has most of the notes they took in the making of the work, and so they decide to collaborate immediately to recover this work that would supposedly change the world. Meanwhile, Brack talks to Hedda, and hints that he knows she has been the one to “kill” Eilert, and that she would be investigated. Scandal, and control over her and the vision of a disappointing life ahead of her are too much to handle for Hedda, and so she decides to turn to suicide, disregarding completely everyone around her. She shoots herself in the head and ends her life
Suffer The Little Children by Stephen King is a story of a teacher, Miss Sidley, a disciplinarian, a successful English teacher, who was feared by her students because she seemed to know what the students were up to in her class. But a student, named Robert, decided to taunt her and had influenced other students to do the same. Couldn’t handle the pressure, she brought a gun to school and killed them all and decided to take her own life when she was in psychiatry ward. There were a lot of elements in the field of stylistics. Characterisation and point of view are the elements that will be discussed below.
In the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, I am transferred to a hospital from prison for allegedly raping a fifteen-year-old girl. I had always preferred completing my sentence in a calmer environment than in the prison and, therefore, this would do. The voice of the story from the scene is humorous. From the scene, my fellow mates’ goals and mine are to have fun far away from the hospital. The antagonism between me and my nurse Ratched is the most interesting part of the story.
However, the film's true nature is revealed after Lena is raped and admitted to the psychiatric hospital. Nvotova makes a rather pointy comment regarding Slovakia's mental health system and particularly psychiatric hospitals. As we watch Lena constantly getting bullied by other patients, frequent fights among them that occasionally become physical, and a group therapy that does not seem to work at any level, the horrible conditions and the lack of actual therapy in the institution become quite obvious. Add to that a suicide and electroshocks, and you have a truly onerous setting, despite the fact that the depiction retains a documentary-like realism. This sense is heightened even more by the fact that Nvotova casted a number of former patients as side characters, who play a version of
Big Nurse catches the black boys ' conversation, and Chief describes her resulting anger as a powerful force that inflates her size to as "big as a tractor," enabling him to "smell the machinery." She reverts to her original physical shape, however, when other patients enter the hall. She tells the employees to quit talking and go back to work, addressing them in an authoritative yet patronizing tone. Chief describes Big Nurse 's large breasts as a source of bitterness for her because he believes she would have been a perfect machine without a woman 's physical attributes to remind her that she is human. The rest of his description of Big Nurse refers to her less-than-human characteristics: a "smooth, calculated, and precision-made" face "like an expensive baby doll" and her "flesh-colored enamel" skin.