Character Analysis Of Randle Mcmurphy

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Randle McMurphy is a man committed in a psychiatric ward but even the doctors believe that “this man may be feigning psychosis to escape the drudgery of the work farm” and isn't necessarily psychopathic (Kesey 47). There is a checklist that can lead to a diagnosis of a psychopath; superficial charm and glibness, inflated sense of self worth, constant need for stimulation, lying pathologically, conning others; being manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt, shallow emotions, and callousness or lack of empathy. If McMurphy exhibits most or all of these traits, he may be a psychopath.
Superficial Charm and Glibness
McMurphy definitely shows superficial charm and glibness. When he “makes a date with the girl pours coffee in the kitchen for when
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He plans a fishing trip for the other patients on the ward purely so he can be stimulated himself sexually. When the other men are busy fishing, McMurphy stands “at the door and [winks] and followed the girl out of sight into the cabin” and it isn't hard to imagine what they did down below (Kesey 245). McMurphy can’t stayed confined to the ward’s daily routine, he needs to be stimulated, be it by gambling or by leaving the hospital on a fishing trip with another purpose in …show more content…
He may be a large, overbearing, loud, obnoxious, rude, swindler of a man but at the end of the day he is just that, a man. We all exhibit some traits similar to that of a psychopath but that’s because we are the same beings as psychopaths, we’re all human. McMurphy is a very selfish human, but he will stand up for what he believes in and is part of the overthrowing of a tyrannical leader, nurse

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