Essay on One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest By Ken Kessey

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The book I chose to read is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It was written by Ken Kessey in 1962. The book was published by Signet and has 325 pages. The book is told from the view of Chief Bromden, who is a half Indian man who pretends to be deaf and dumb. Chief and his friends usually follow a normal schedule, which includes eating, bathing, and recreational times. But all of this changes when a new patient joins the hospital. THis new patient, whose name is Randal McMurphy, is loud, rude, and isn 't afraid to stand up for his fellow inmates. Throughout the story, McMurphy tries to make the life of Nurse Ratched, who is referred to as the “The Big Nurse” miserable. The Big Nurse rules the ward with an iron fist, using fear as a weapon. She usual has everything under control, but everything changes when McMurphy comes around. The Big Nurse believes McMurphy is trying to take over the entire ward and throughout the book, she tries to stop him, to no avail. In the first part of the book, the Big Nurse is talking about another fellow inmates trouble with his marriage, Being the rude fellow he is, McMurphy starts making very inappropriate comments about his marriage. This prompts the Big Nurse to read McMurphy’s case file, which includes things such as assault and battery, drunkenness, street brawls, gambling and rape. One of the major parts of this part of the book is McMurphy’s plan for escaping. He wants to try to move a control panel. At the end of Part 1,…

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