One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Quote Analysis

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“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” This quote is by Thomas Jefferson, by this he means that people with the right mental mindset, to an extent can risk their health to get what they want. But when people don’t have the right mental mindset they may risk their well being just to get what they want. To achieve goals and happiness in life people to an extent may risk their own health, health of others and possibly put their identity on the line. In The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Augustus tells Hazel Grace his cancer relapsed when they were in Amsterdam, thinking that this was only a minor bump in the road and would survive…show more content…
This is about by taking a risk you are not sure what is happening or what is going to happen. In One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Nurse Ratched took a chance by performing a Lobotomy, an operation involving incision of the prefrontal lobe of the brain. This is used to treat mental illness. After this procedure McMurphy turned into a vegetable. Nurse Ratched took a chance on his life to perform this which disrupted his mental thought process. In the end of the novel Bromdon took a chance just like Nurse Ratched and smothers McMurphy and ends his life. “As she studies the pictures, she breaks down from time to time, weeping as only a mother who has outlived a child can weep, betraying a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure. Such bereavement, witnessed at close range, makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow.( 132)”. Billie McCandless, Chris’ mother made this statement about the hurt and sadness she was feeling after his death. No matter how important and smart it seemed to Chris at that time, it will affect the family longer and harder than it affected him. Choices you make in life can risk the wellbeing of others that care about
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