One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest Essay

974 Words Apr 27th, 2016 4 Pages
In many events in our lives, we see others scarifies their lives in order to protect those they care for, just like Christ was crucified for our sins. During our lifetime, we encounter many challenging situations that makes us recall to the passion of Christ. McMurphy, in Ken Kensey 's novel One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest imitates Christ. McMurphy makes a bet with the other patients that he can make Nurse Ratched lose her power. With many intents of destroying Nurse Ratched 's power he destroys her power, although he dies, he leaves a result of inspiration to the other patients. Throughout the time McMurphy was trying to overpower Nurse Ratched, Kensey develops his theme through McMurphy 's actions frequently imitating Christ 's actions in the Bible. McMurphy 's arrival to the ward was like the appearance of Christ to the disciples. Their leader had arrived to bring them life back. As Bromden describes his laughter " free and loud and it comes out of his wide grinning mouth and spreads in rings bigger and bigger till it 's lapping against the walls all over the ward. This sounds real. I realized all of a sudden it 's the first laughs I 've heard in years". (11) Although McMurphy 's actions and attitudes were quite different then Christ, due to McMurphy enjoying gambling, womanizing, and drinking instead of spirituality, his Godlike qualities are illusive from his entrance into the ward. In the novel, life is opposed between pain and laughter, just like the Christian…

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