One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Essay

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This quarter I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and to say in very few words, it was an odd yet eye opening book. This book helped my big question project because it truly answers my question even though it was indirect. The true hero in this story is Randle because he, though in a mental hospital, finds a way to make the most out of life even though he is far from society and so called normal people. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I think Ken Kesey wrote this book because he wanted to show that people in mental insitutions are just as normal as the rest of us. So their brains might think a bit differently or act a bit different, but aren’t we all a little crazy? In the plot of this book the main protagonist is Randle McMurphy however the book is narrated by Chief Broom. Even though Chief Broom is kind of paranoid and hallucinates a lot he tells the story about how society looks at mental hospitals and mentally ill people and the horrible reality that is the hospital and in a way society in general. Nurse Rached is who is in charge of the patients and she is a bit oppressive. Randle at one points tries to get the other to rebel by being themselves. However Nurse Rached shames them and tries to…show more content…
Although it doesn't really work because Nurse Rached has them takes a majority vote on the schedule and it doesn't get changed because the Acutes raised their hands but the Chronics didn't. At the next meeting they hold Cheswick,who is an Acute, after backing up Randle during his protest about the TV, talks about cigarettes and when he goes to talk to Nurse Rached about it and McMurphy doesn't back him up. So later on when Cheswick is sent to the the disturbed ward he commits suicide making Randle realize how influential to the other men he really is and that he needs to back them up just as much as they had backed him
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