Grant Grubbs Mise-en-scene in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975) is a good film with an even more interesting mise-en-scene. I noticed many things throughout the film relating to the arrangement of scenery and stage props. For starters, RP McMurphy always wore apparel that opposed the other inmates’ dull white uniforms (see image to the right). The clothes he chooses to wear appear normal, as if he weren’t locked up in an asylum. It seems that he believes he shouldn’t be wearing the white uniforms that other patients wear because he isn’t insane and that he wouldn’t stoop to the level of adhering to the policy.
In addition, his dissatisfying slurs about Nurse Ratched’s body made him look like a terrible human being. Next, when McMurphy slammed his hand twice through the Nurses’ Stations glass he made a dangerous situation that should and was reprehensible. Lastly, with McMurphy’s indiscretions, Nurse Ratched had to make the safe decision by turning the other patient's opinions against McMurphy’s trip. The ultimate message was to portray that sometimes with the mentally ill there are right times when harsh, strict, and orderly rules enforced by someone who is strong is a good
Irrational madness can be good Being mad and acting out doesn't always come with negative outcomes.As crazy as it sounds not only bad things happen when someones mad. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, Randle Patrick Mcmurphy is seen as eccentric. Mcmurphy is the leader of the other patients in the ward. This madness in Mcmurphy gives the men hope throughout the novel. The irrational behavior can be judge as reasonable in many cases.
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
Qualities of a Leader As a wise man called Peter Ducker once said, “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked, but rather defined by results not attributes.” This quote from Peter Ducker demonstrates how at the beginning of the novel, Ralph is liked and makes speeches that don’t change much, however, on the other hand, Jack is a more effective leader who shows results. The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of boys who are stranded in an island after their plane crashed and have to set up their own government. Throughout the book, the boys show their different qualities and personalities, but only one eligible boy can be the leader. Jack is the most eligible leader for the island compared to the qualities of the other boys and has similar characteristics of dictators. Politically, Ralph brings civilization to the boys, yet he does not fulfill the needs of the
He stares lustfully at Jordan shortly after Nick’s meeting him from “head to feet” (Fitzgerald 45). He describes how real everything is that is Gatsby’s. Fitzgerald uses Owl Eyes to foreshadow the false front Gatsby uses, and as an ironic candid voice to oppose the facade of Gatsby. Owl Eyes genuity sparks an interest in the life of Gatsby, and sheds light on his facade. Owl Eyes illustrates how genuine he is about things, especially because he is the only partygoer
Up next was Ringall, who “told the court the details of his rape. Ringall was so stressed that he began to vomit and cry hysterically” (Clark Prosecutor). Under the current laws at that time sexual assault was illegal. Even if Gacy was mentally ill as the plaintiff argued, he had broken the
During the trial, it was also found that Preston was planning to commit Sodomy with another puritan man and that Michell had been fornicating with a woman as well. The woman, known as Lydia Hatch, was also having an affair with her brother. The law stated that the death penalty would be applied, but it was not. Instead, they were all publicly whipped for their actions. Although they were punished for their actions, the punishment did not reach the extent to which Puritan law expressed that it
The Power of Invisibility In his book, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey uses the idea of invisibility to represent how his character, Bromden, survived in a mental institution. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of invisibility is “incapable by nature of being seen” (“invisibility”). Bromden, being a Native American, is very in tune to nature and was taken away from it once he was put in the mental institution. In order to stay sane while in the institution, Bromden pretended to be a deaf/mute. By doing so Bromden became invisible to the world around him.
In the book One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, Nurse Ratched (One of the main characters) is a main factor of bringing fear into other patients. A film called The Ward there are also patients that are scared of the doctor operating on them. Both the doctor and Nurse Ratched are very alike as they put so much fear in the patients with their aggressive looks and that is why patients go from enjoying their entrance to the ward, then fearing for their lives. In the film the doctor also has a soft side which is not shown as much within the film but Nurse Ratched also has a soft side which nobody sees which means both these film and novel have a great connection within them. When people enter a mental ward for the first time they immediately become intimidated from the way they see how it looks.