One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Christ Figure Analysis

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Christ Figures in literature commonly perform a number of miracles, which their acolytes once viewed as infeasible. McMurphy, the Christ Figure in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. is placed on a hospital ward brimming with hopeless patients under the control of an authoritarian nurse. All of the patients on the ward presume that Mcmurphy is out of his mind when he declares that he is going to “break” Nurse Ratched. However, McMurphy eventually organizes both a fishing trip and an alcohol filled party, which leads to his lobotomy. This operation is symbolic of him “breaking” the nurse, since it proves that she no longer has any jurisdiction over McMurphy. Meanwhile, Luke, the Christ Figure present in the film Cool Hand Luke, is placed into a

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