Abusing Power: A Literary Theme Analysis of Part One in Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Throughout the passage of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, from Kesey’s “Part One”, we come across our protagonist, Randle Patrick “Mac” McMurphy. He is the manipulator of the ward who fights against society’s demands as opposed to the oppressive Nurse Ratched “Big Nurse”, who controls the ward under her tyrannical rule. McMurphy is admitted into a mental institution in Salem, Oregon, claiming that he’s indeed a “psychopath”, which is all just an act to escape labor duties at the Pendleton Work Farm. After his arrival, he has certainly shifted the ward by encouraging the patients to rebel against the Nurse Ratched’s orders. He seeks to crack Nurse Ratched by testing her authority, but what he doesn’t realize is that she’s capable of using her power against him — by sending him to the Shock Shop.
In the novel “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, the narrator, Chief Bromden, tells the reader a terrible tale. At the end of the first chapter, he prepares the reader for what is to come. With the saying “But it’s the truth, even if it didn’t happen”(8), he says that even though what he will narrate sounds too horrible to be true, it is. This harbinger points to how the institute tears down the patients so much that they will come to find laughter as something to help them take back their freedom. The hospital ward is controlled and dominated by Nurse Ratched, who has over the years gained enough power to now control every thing and person in the ward.
Chief Bromden, the narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is a willingly mute inmate of a psychiatric ward, run by a nurse who clings to control in order to secure herself as the leader of the ward. She uses her matronly presence as a weapon against Chief and his fellow inmates in order to deprive them of their masculinity. The Nurse (what Chief calls her) uses these tactics to break down the inmates. Chief, wanting to avoid this confrontation decides to be mute. As he tells the story through his eyes, Chief repeatedly looks at his inmates ' hands and describes them thoroughly.
Is the fog both physical and mental? As the story progresses Chief explains more and more about the fog and how it is a dampener in his life. However until now it seemed it would only affect him and the way he saw the world. If Chief can hide in the fog that would conclude that the fog is a physical thing that affects not only chief but the whole hospital. But given that One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest is based in a mental asylum Chief is most likely hallucinating.
In novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, a leader organizes a group of mental patients and rebels against the figurehead of the broken institutional system of the mental hospital. McMurphy pushes The institutions rules of order, bringing out the evil in the situation. Bromden, due to his bias narration, misconstrues Nurse Ratched as the antagonist where, in truth, she falsifies this by trying to maintain order and by ultimately seeking the best for her patients. Kesey chooses Bromden as the narrator, by doing this, he introduces an element of skepticism for the audience as Brombden opposes the institution. He only associates negative things to the institution because of what they did to him.
In the book “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's nest” Ken Kesey wrote the book from the character chiefs perspective. Chief is a metal unstable patient, who in the beginning of the story is on a lot of medication. Chief on the other hand is not being himself. By not talking or responding to any nores around him, he made everyone believe he was deaf and mute. “….I know now there is no real help against her or her Combine.
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” is a book written by Ken Kesey about a group of men living in an unforgiving mental ward, filled with many unjust guidelines and rules. In that book, it tells the story of Chief Bromden, a patient at a mental ward, and Randle McMurphy, another patient who has recently been admitted into the mental ward. When McMurphy arrives, he begins to stir up trouble with Nurse Ratched, who controls everything and everyone in the ward. McMurphy goes against most, if not all, the rules that the nurse has in place because he realizes that her rules are unfair, and that her actions and behavior are not justifiable. McMurphy doesn't believe in a world full of conformists, where everyone is the same, and where life revolves
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.
Jenny gets more irritated and she thinks that Nate just made love with her for him to get informations for his problem cases. After what happen, Jenny did her best to avoid Nate. One day, policemen upbuilt an operation to arrest Victor, Ellis and others that are connected to the secret Greenhouse project. Then unexpectedly, Jenny came. As she was at the area, Nate can't do anything.
And those who are caught with books have their house burned, and are taken to the asylum. Ray bradbury uses the idea of banning knowledge and books ,to illustrate how the censoring knowledge isn’t always for the good. Without knowledge or the want to pursue knowledge, people lose parts of themselves. Guy Montag the protagonist is married to a woman named Mildred. She only cares about her tv relatives, and herself.
Whatever this great cause of grief was, it had been sudden. ‘O’Brien’ was written in standard typeface letters across his license, which he handed to me after dejectedly inquiring for a room. “Here you go, Tim.” Our eyes never met. Silence is a virtue. In the fifteen some odd years after the death of my wife, I’ve learned to replace her smiling gossip and her mascara gazes.