These actions prove his loyalty to the patients. McMurphy is to treat Chief like a real human without reveling any of his secrets. In addition, it becomes clear that McMurphy has not given up the fight against Big Nurse. He continues to push for the fishing trip and all the Acutes back him up.
While McMurphy’s actions from his entrance appeared to be rebellious in nature, he was not intentionally countering Ratched, though, he very quickly realized that Nurse Ratched enforced many petty rules, such as patients were only allowed to gamble for cigarettes and patients were required to stay together at all times. Ratched essentially worked to micromanage the patients’ every action. The longer McMurphy stayed, the more he learned about what he considered to be injustices patients endured, although Ratched would protest that rules were implemented with the best interest of the patients in mind. In disregarding most rules, McMurphy started to do as he pleased in order to spite Ratched, sparking rebellion. A charismatic personality greatly benefitted him during this entire ordeal, allowing McMurphy to gain access to loyalty from other patients, who saw him as their savior, while politeness and charm directed towards Big Nurse meant she could not punish him for talking back.
When he gets shipped off to the mental ward of a hospital he clashes with the main authoritative figure on the ward, Nurse Ratched. In the movie they have a battle of wills. McMurphy helps give the fellow patients a voice against the oppression, making them question the situations they are in. The ward is undoubtedly corrupt, even McMurphy says it at one point referring to Ratched lying when
He, unlike the other patients, stands up to the Big Nurse. This creates a power struggle as they pull and push against each other. McMurphy illuminates the corruption of the ward and bands the men together to try and fight against this. The men of the ward are highly hesitant to fighting back, though, as they have been
The Game Aakriti Pandit In many ways, the world operates like a game. While the weak rely on chance and dumb luck to advance, the cunning will use strategy and manipulation to gain advantage. Nonetheless. not all games played are fair.
The patients have submitted to Nurse Ratched until one day when a new patient named Randle McMurphy arrived. There is something different about him, mainly that he is not all the way insane. He played a major role in helping the patients see who they really are while trying to overthrow Nurse Ratched. In the end McMurphey payed the ultimate price after trying to strangle Nurse Ratched. He is then suffocated by Bromden so that he can die with dignity after being lobotomized by the ward.
On his first day, McMurphy has already started to go against Nurse Ratched. During the first couple of day, conflict between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched simply provided entertainment for many of the patient. However, as time goes on the patients started to rebel along with McMurphy. During the World Series, McMurphy and the Acutes wanted to watch the baseball game but Nurse Ratched refused due to the reason of majority rules. So McMurphy decided to watch the empty television and yelled out random commentaries.
He waits until Dale Harding, Billy Bibbit and George Sorenson, the captain, finally volunteer to sacrifice themselves for their friends. The patients take these new characteristics with them; consequently, the boys who left for the fishing trip return to the ward as strong men. Once the patients are under Nurse Ratched’s control again, McMurphy puts himself at risk by attacking an orderly to protect the men’s dignity and respect George’s germaphobia.
In addition, Ken Kesey uses the electroshock therapy table to serve as an example of the consequences that would occur if an individual were to rebel against the power of Nurse Ratched. It is associated with crucifixions similar to that of Jesus Christ in the Roman time period with “clasps on his wrists, ankles, clamping him into the shadow [and a] crown of silver thorns over the graphite at his temples” (283). Kesey references the crucifixion of Christ to characterize McMurphy as a Christ figure. He is being sacrificed in exchange for the patient’s freedom. In the hospital, Ellis, an acute, is an example of the consequences of not abiding by the hospital’s regulations that serve as a reminder for the rest of the ward members to conform to the rules inflicted by Ratched.
The flipped society Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced within the text? All through the eyes of someone who will never fit in. Chief Bromden a half Native American and half white individual who watches the corrupt psych ward abuse the power and the corrupt society inside the psych ward. Chief is also the narrator of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. This novel displays different social groups in many ways, the women are seen as depraved and it shows how this time period thinks they should not hold power.
When McMurphy walks behind the desk at the beginning of the movie and once again towards the end, this shows that he does not respect those in authority there. He proves this once more when he smashes the glass to give Cheswick the cigarettes. The cigarettes, in addition, can also be seen as status hierarchy. In most prisons, and in this movie, cigarettes are used for bartering. Nurse Ratchet rations the cigarettes to keep that power hold against the men.
What may be considered “normal behavior” in one social group may be determined as “abnormal” in another”(Martin). Being said the chief also gives the reader an understanding of how catastrophic the nurse can be and how her inhumane her acts are, which ultimately led to McMurphy’s
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest contained many valuable characters that without the movie would not have been the same. Nurse Ratched and Chief Bromden were the keys to the plot, however the plot would not have been possible without character Randle Patrick McMurphy. McMurphy was the character in the film in which the plot was made possible through, the character who made the movie humorous but still with a serious undertone. Randle P. McMurphy is the most valuable character throughout the film due to his ability to give the other patients therapeutic car, teaches them lessons, and to add humor. To begin, Randle McMurphy came to the mental hospital and just a guy trying to get out of jail.
Looking through his kaleidoscopic drug altered eyes, Ken Kesey has used the the power of words to enlighten us about the world of a mental institution. In his novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Kesey is able to illustrate his life experiences through the characters of Nurse Ratched, a depiction of the setting; McMurphy, the American Hero; and Chief Bromden, Kesey’s own self reflection. Kesey strategically uses Nurse Ratched to personify the 1950’s by incorporating the desire for conformity and the use of cruelty from his experiences into the novel. Uniformity was common and expected in the era when Kesey was working at the institution (Culture).