One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Development

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A deep analysis of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest reveals the intriguing development of Randle McMurphy. McMurphy is the bold protagonist of the novel who exemplifies sexuality, freedom, and confidence. Kesey established a depressing atmosphere within the psychiatric ward where most of the story takes place. Throughout the novel, McMurphy experiences difficult situations that lead to his development as a role model the other patients follow. As the novel progresses, patients of the ward grow to like McMurphy and find inspiration from him. When McMurphy makes his grand entrance at the ward, his sole selfish intention was to complete his six-month Pendleton Work Farm sentence in a comfortable way. However upon meeting Nurse …show more content…
McMurphy’s bitter relationship with Nurse Ratched causes him to increase his influence toward patients in the ward with each altercation they have. The altercations started off small like McMurphy’s outlandish jokes toward her in the group discussions, which would grow into more devilish actions like breaking the glass at the Nurse’s station. These acts of disrespect infuriated Nurse Ratched and eventually cause her to lose composure and overpowering control over the psychiatric …show more content…
In both stories, the protagonist starts off independent then develop into heroic leaders of rebellion. Also in both stories, the setting is in a depressing environment where people are suppressed and the antagonist is an overpowering control freak. Throughout the movie The Hunger Games, Katniss experiences several difficult situations similar to McMurphy that lead to her developing a vigorous personality by the end of the movie. For example when Katniss represents her district in the annual hunger games, she becomes strong because of the struggles she experienced like watching other tributes die and almost dying herself. Both protagonists were developed with the use of an enemy that manipulate people. Everdeen and McMurphy both make self-sacrifices to benefit people they care about. Both characters develop into leaders people follow through their constant altercations with the common enemy which intensify over time. At first other characters in the story are hesitant to rebel, however as the protagonist develops their confidence

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