A Peace, One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest, And The Film Cool Hand

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A Christ Figure can be used to represent Jesus Christ throughout a piece of literature. This literary device will show how a character will sacrifice himself for the improvement of the people around him. In the novels A Separate Peace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest, and the film Cool Hand Luke, characters are represented as Christ Figures. A Christ Figure shows their followers an alternate approach to an idea or a situation. A Separate Peace is about Finny, a boy who alters the lives of those around him by creating Blitzball, a game that has no winner in the end, and The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. Blitzball does not have a winner because Finny believes that there are no losers in a game, and everyone wins. Finny always believes in the saying “You always win at sports,” as stated on page thirty five. Gene then continues relaying Finny’s beliefs by adding, “This “you” was collective. Everyone always won at sports” (35). This quote further explains what Finny means when he says that you are always a winner when it comes to sports. The creation of Blitzball shares Finny’s beliefs, since whoever is participating in the game must abide by the rules. The club Finny creates is based off of jumping off a tree, into a river below. Both Blitzball and the club Finny creates helps him gain his followers, which are portrayed as disciples. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest regards the rebellion against authority, started and encouraged by McMurphy. Everyone in the Ward…

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