Quotes From One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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“You’re sentenced in a jail and you got a date ahead of when you know you’re gonna be let loose” ( Kesey, page 190). The lifeguard that is talking to McMurphy say that being in jail is better than being in at the ward because you do not know when you are going to leave. After this McMurphy talks to Harding and says “Yes; chopping away the brain. Frontal-lobe castration. I guess if she can’t cut below the belt she’ll do it above”. “ I didn’t think the nurse had the say-so on this kind of thing”. “She does indeed” ( Kesey, pg 191). So, McMurphy understands that nurse Ratched has a say in when he can leave the ward. After learning this he becomes quiet and nice towards nurse Ratched. But before learning that she had say in when he could get out he used to go against her orders and laws. “He drags his armchair out of the corner to in the front of the tv set then switches on the set and sits down” (Kesey, page 143). “I said Mr. Murphy, that you are suppose to be working during these hours” (page 144). In this scene he pulls a chair in front of the television to watch the baseball game eventho nurse Ratched said …show more content…

The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so” ( Rand , page 1). In Anthem individuals have no choice they cannot get married or date with the opposite sex. As we can see by those couple of many examples that society influences individual 's all the time. I have looked at four different authors and three out of four all had society influencing individuals decisions and actions. “ I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life , and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” ( Thoreau, page 207). Thoreau left society and normal habits to live in the woods with nature around him. Usually society lives as a community, but Thoreau broke that rule and lived by himself in the

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