One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Essay

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People often think situations are cut and dry when the look at them from the outside. However, people experiencing the situation know the truth behind the complexity of their own situation. Because some people are not aware of certain truths in other’s lives, they form opinions which ultimately turn into judgments. In Montana 1948, Wesley’s family judges his decisions on how to handle the accusations made against his father. Additionally, people in the Hayden’s town judge their family and the scandal they now associate with their name. In One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the public decides what is right and wrong in society, those who are not considered normal are then excluded from the community, as the men on the ward were. Another group that is ostracized is the African American’s in The Bluest Eye. Additionally in the novel, people judge Pecola’s situation without knowing the whole…show more content…
In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest the men in the ward are judged for their differences: a stutter, their sexual preference. Ultimately they are sent to the ward because of what society perceives as wrong. Society has been inculcated with the idea that certain attributes are unfavorable in the world and therefore shut them out, as if to mask themselves from the impurity inherent in society. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest marks those who cannot survive on the outside as the rabbits and those that are strong and exploiting the bunny’s weaknesses in order to separate them, as the wolves. People feel they have the ability to lock people up in an insane asylum because those individuals are not considered the norm. However, normal is a mere perception that is different for everyone. Because they have the ability to exploit people, they feel empowered. Suppressing other people as a way of empowerment is also deep rooted in the story of a girl living in Lorain,
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