Essay Comparing Hamlet And One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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Schizophrenia is a type of breakdown in the relationship between emotion and behavior, this cureless beast slowly breaks down your perceptions, while motivating withdrawals from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion. Themes of mental disorder and mind games are found in both of the writings: “Hamlet” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Such mind games that give the reader trouble depicting whether their actions were simply for amusement, or maybe for a competitive advantage? The main characters in each writing: Hamlet, and Chief Bromden, portray characteristics of these persistent themes. Chief Bromden, in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, shows many symptoms of schizophrenia. Given the setting of the book you can tell this was written in the mid-1900’s because of the viewpoint on the minority's in the crowd. Chief Bromden used this to his devious success, “They don't bother not talking out loud about their hate secrets when I'm nearby because they think I'm deaf and dumb. Everybody thinks so. I'm cagey enough to fool them that much. If my being half Indian ever helped me in any way in this dirty life, it helped me being cagey, helped me all these years.” (Kesey 1). This “trick” he is playing on people starts to overtake his life, and becomes trapped in what he calls “the fog”. He would be very distant from his norm at times, only catching glimpses of reality, “I was seeing lots of different things. I figured the fog machine had broke down in the walls when they turned it up too high for that meeting on Friday… For the first time in years, …show more content…
Interesting to see both people I have diagnosed be the main character in both writings, usually you see the main character being the hero of the story, not the one causing mayhem. Schizophrenia is a type of breakdown in the relationship between emotion and

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