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  • Big Nurse And McMurphy
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    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest The significance of the title can be interpreted in this quote. The story is about a struggle in a psychiatric ward, where many 'cuckoos'; reside, 'Ting. Tingle, tingle, tremble toes, she's a good fisherman, catches hens, puts 'em in pens... wire bier, limber lock, three geese inn a flock... one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo's nest... O-U-T spells out... goose swoops down and plucks you out. ' ; This is where the title comes from, the cuckoo's...
  • McMurphy's Incentable Downfall
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    McMurphy is a tragic hero who has many reasons that leads to his incentable downfall. McMurphy is a patient inside a ward with cryonics and acutes. McMurphy enters the ward not knowing the policy of the ward causing mayhem by going against policy rules due to his actions. I think that his action is the spark to his incentable downfall. This is a scene of his actions, challenging the Big Nurse, "It's okay, Doc. It was the lady there that started it, made the mistake. I've known some people inclin...
  • Ward Like The Society
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    Literature Essay: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by K. Kesey. ' Discuss how the world within the ward is mirrored in the world outside. ' ; It is suggested that Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest contains examples of behaviour and attitudes displayed by characters within the clinical environment of the psychiatric ward which can be compared to behaviour found within contemporary American society. These include examples of leadership and hierarchy within a class or caste system, sexism ...
  • Loss For McMurphy And Miss Ratched
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    There are three major conflicts in the novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kelsey. Both internal and external in nature their causes, effects, and resolutions are explored in great detail. The cause of the conflict between Mac and Ratched begins immediately. As soon as McMurphy enters the ward he shows his individuality. He's loud, brassy and the chief says, "He sounds big". McMurphy publicly introduces himself and stands out from the rest of the men. He shows that he wont be controll...
  • Laughter In The Ward
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    Laughter is a therapeutic form. In the novel One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kelsey laughter represents freedom and an escape from nurse Ratched's restrictions. Laughter also proves a vital role in helping the patients deal with their problems. Not only does it help them deal with problems but it also gave them the push toward progress on getting out of the institution. Mcmurphy was the one who started making people laughing in the ward. When he first came into the ward he was cracking jo...
  • Conflict Between Nurse Ratched And McMurphy
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    This essay will show that the character of McMurphy in 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' (1962) does offer realistic alternatives to the conformity of 1950's America. The essay will achieve this through an examination of the culture of the time, how the author of the novel, Ken Kesey, developed the McMurphy character so as to become a symbol of non-conformity and how through similar developments, the non-conformity of ideals, principals and thoughts became a reality during the 1950's and 1960's ...
  • Final Battle Between The Nurse And McMurphy
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    Religious images and references appear in One Flew Over A Cuckoo's, yet not in purest forms. Blasphemous action and sinful transgressions fill this book. There remains, in this text, a strong religious reference to Christ and his crucifixion, from the very event of crucifixion, to relevant events in his life. The basis behind these references show McMurphy as a representation of Christ, who comes to the ward in an attempt to free the patients from the Combine and their impending mental illness. ...
  • Chief Bromden And The Other Patients
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    Chief Bromden only begins to move towards sanity when he regains self-esteem and the ability to act upon his decisions. Discuss. When talking about a person who is 'sane' it means they are normal. To be 'normal' is to be accepted by 'society'. Chief Bromden calls society the 'combine'. He has been institutionalised because he has been filled with self doubt his whole life and considers himself 'weak'. To have self-esteem is to feel good about oneself. This attribute plays a huge role in Chief Br...

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