The author uses inner thinking and dialogue techniques to reveal Tom’s mindset throughout this excerpt. In the excerpt, “The Glorious Whitewasher”, a young boy named Tom Sawyer, made his punishment seem like fun to the neighborhood boys. Tom’s mindset from the beginning to the end of the excerpt changed when he was able to fool Ben Rogers to do his bidding, without him realizing it. This led to Tom doing something to whole neighborhood boys, without him not realizing it too. Whitewashing turned into a game for the neighborhood boys.
In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey constantly compares Randle Patrick McMurphy to Jesus Christ. Although he struggles, McMurphy is able to transform the mental ward, which he enters to avoid work and consequences for crimes he has committed, and the other patients around him. McMurphy stands up for the other men and teaches them valuable life lessons. As a result, he becomes a well-needed hero and role model as he leads his twelve “disciples” into a new life of freedom. In fact, his abbreviations, RPM, which stands for revolutions per minute, are a reference to his heroic actions.
Gathering the courage to tell his father that he was going to go fishing with his friend was hard for the young man to do because he knows it would change their regular routine of fishing together and possibly hurt his father. While contemplating on how he should tell his father, the young man thought, “It was a very serious thing” (16). In contrast to all the long sentences, the fact that this sentence is short emphasizes the importance of how the young man’s new idea of going with his friend instead of his father changes his relationship with his father. However, the young man and father’s relationship won’t completely change because they will always have a strong foundation, which they created when the young man was still a kid and they spent a lot of time together. The young man and the father spent so much time together while the man was a kid to the point that “his father had always preferred his company to that of men and he had always preferred his father’s company to that of the other guys” (20-22).
He often taps and shakes his feet, ready to pressed his feet to the gas petal and leave school. He likes to turn his watch, maybe trying to make the time go faster, because he likes to have control of things. Beige, beige, beige. I think he found interest in the TED talk about the color beige or he happened to walk into the store when they were having a sale.
A Christ Figure is a literary character whose actions are homogeneous with that of Jesus Christ. A Separate Peace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Cool Hand Luke are all works that incorporate a Christ Figure as one of their characters. Some of the actions exhibited by these characters include the performing of miracles, a last supper, a death and resurrection, and the betterment of their fellow
To further enhance the purpose of the text, Simon serves as a Christ figure throughout the novel. To begin, Simon provides the boys with numerous prophecies, as Jesus does in the gospels. He repeatedly reassures Ralph that “You’ll get back alright. I think so, anyway... I just think you’ll get back all right”(121).
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, all of the boys on the island represent a factor of human society. Piggy represents wisdom and reason, Ralph as democracy and leadership, and Jack as corruption and authoritarianism. One of the less discussed roles of Lord of the Flies is Simon’s connection with religion- more specifically- the way he represents Jesus Christ. Throughout the entire novel, Golding makes it clear that Simon was modeled after the philosophy of Christ and the teachings of the Christian Bible.
However, through the relief of McMurphy and a fishing trip, he connects with reality and his own past, living with the tribe on their own in nature. These memories enable him to regain his size, or self-confidence, and empower him to leave the asylum. Only through experiencing nature, real life, could he see through the illusions and form a sane understanding of the world around him. When people are away from what defines them, they break down and lose a part of themselves. “The past beats inside me like a second heart” states John Banville.
Although he eventually grew tired and lost the final battle against Nurse Ratched, he ultimately won the war for the men. He gave them the freedom to rebel against Nurse Ratched and leave the ward, and he also helped them rediscover their sexuality. I saw his influence as most prominent during the fishing trip, in which he left the men to fend for themselves and provided little guidance, and during the final drinking party. However, after a thought-provoking discussion with a few of my classmates, I realized that the issue was a lot more complex. To apply the “winning the battle but losing
It is also important to note that Bromden is able to recall this significant childhood memory as it reveals his escape from the Fog. Later, as the men leave the hospital and embark on the fishing trip, their intense psychological conditioning dissipates, and they gradually recover, or revert, to unexpectedly conventional members of society. Significantly, Kesey depicts McMurphy as “[leading] the twelve… towards the ocean” and also as a “fisher of men”(203,198). Obviously, Kesey likens McMurphy to Jesus and the twelve disciples to implicate that McMurphy directs them on a righteous path towards salvation away from the malevolent hospital. Additionally, McMurphy heals the character George, who was previously overwhelmed by thoughts of being unclean, by granting him the powerful role of the ship’s captain.
“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
In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, one can say that McMurphy’s tragic flaw is his ego of thinking he can win any situation with his charm. When McMurphy walks into the combine, he instantly charms the patients when he shakes everyone's hand. Any circumstance that is a task to McMurphy’s distinguished character, he will dissident against. In the mental ward, the controlling, devious Nurse Ratched delivers that precise test.
A role model lives on through those whom he or she inspires. In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, McMurphy recognizes his powerlessness and decides to build Chief’s physical and emotional strength so he can be the new symbol of hope for the ward. McMurphy instills his own character traits of courage, tenacity, and hopefulness in Chief to carry on his legacy after his treatment drains him of those qualities.
Because the hospital ward, in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, complies with the restrictions of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy is seen as a manipulative instigator. Nevertheless, rebellion, such as McMurphy’s, is required for the powerless to free themselves from damaging constraints. Particularly, as Bromden realizes his increasing mental clarity (e.g. his improved sight), he gazes out the hospital window. Because the glass is covered with a metal mesh, Kesey implies McMurphy’s rebellious nature plants the seed for the patients’ freedom. At the window, Bromden notices, he “still had [his] eyes shut…like [he] was scared to look outside” (141).
Ken Kesey’s figurative language in his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, illustrates that a broken individual can be made whole again. Throughout his life, Bromden has always been assumed to be deaf and dumb. When he speaks to people, their “machinery disposes of the words like they were not even spoken” (181). Here, Kesey’s metaphor represents the effect that Bromden’s words have on a mind plagued with societal expectations. Bromden is a large, Native American man that does not conform to the mold set by the Combine.