One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Social Groups Essay

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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. The male patients have no voice and are taken advantage of by the staff. The African American workers have power over the white males, but are silenced by the female nurses.One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey shows how…show more content…
The ones locked up like McMurphy, Chief, Billy and Harding have almost no say or choice in what happens. “Twenty-one! The Chief’s vote makes it twenty-one! And by God if that ain’t a majority I’ll eat my hat!” (page 142) This is when the male inmates were voting against the nurses if they could watch the world series or not and they needed one more vote so when Chief finally raised his hand giving up the fact of his act being deaf and dumb, they had won the majority vote. But Nurse Ratched doesn’t care and just leaves the room angry at them for trying to rebel. “ ‘The meeting was closed,’ she says. Her smile is still there, but the back of her neck as she walks out of the day room and into the Nurses’ Station, is red and swelling like she’ll blow apart any second” (page 142) She knew that they had won the vote but was outraged on the fact that McMurphy was disrupting her perfect system. The other side of the male stories is the doctor, he is in charge of the nurses, but is not always there to keep everything in line, without him Nurse Ratched take advantage over the
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