One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Theme Essay

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According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “democracy” can simply be defined as the government of the people, but lately it seems as if that definition has become invalid. Unfortunately, the government makes the people feel powerless to the point where they’re forced to elect a candidate who’s not impotent. However, they choose the candidates based on the (1)facades they create, which causes the people to become (2)distorted by their seemingly noble intentions. Some of the major issues with government are the political lies and schemes it takes to get to the top and remain there. These ideas are infused in various pieces of literature where the idea of democracy leaves a visible mark on society, dividing it into two scales, one being unable to…show more content…
She (6)garners everyone’s attention by educating them of his history, a usual tactic to get the patients in line. However, McMurphy deviates from her (7)conspicuous attempt of revenge by asserting his insanity, leaving everyone, especially Doctor Spivey, in tears of laughter. Nurse Ratched derails from this seemingly happy event and gives Doctor Spivey a chance to redeem himself by explaining the “theory of the Therapeutic Community” in which Chief Bromden perceptibly describes, “He tells how the goal of the Therapeutic Community is a democratic ward, run completely by the patients and their votes, working toward making worthwhile citizens to turn back Outside onto the street”(Kesey 49). Dr. Spivey explains his idea of what society is like in his
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