Rebellion In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Essay

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Additionally, in A Lesson Before Dying and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the individuals undergo a series of rebellious acts due to Grant feeling humiliated in front of the whites, Grant and Vivian arguing because of him not being “considerate”, and Grant getting into a fight with a biracial due to the remarks that he makes; and how the inmates rebel against Nurse Ratched by watching a blank TV screen, McMurphy throwing a party behind Nurse Ratched’s back, and McMurphy tearing off Nurse Ratched’s uniform and suffocating her. Firstly, in A Lesson Before Dying, Tante Lou tells Grant that he needs to go and visit Jefferson alone. Hearing this, Grant is infuriated and starts to yell at his aunt. “The humiliation I had to go through, going into …show more content…
“...we’re all sitting there lined up in front of that blanked – out TV...watching the gray screen...” (Kesey, page 144). Nurse Ratched prevents the patients from ever having fun in the ward, and manipulates them into obeying her. When all the inmates decide to defy her, they try to prove that they are humans and not robots that she can constantly control and obtain power over. In like manner, A Lesson Before Dying displays Grant and Vivian at Vivian’s house, arguing about her wanting him to be considerate; after she tells Grant that her estranged husband will not give her a divorce unless he sees the kids every weekend; which prevents them from ever leaving. “What the hell do you all want from me?” “What else? Any consideration?” (Gaines, page 210). Grant is tired of everyone always wanting something from him. All he wants to do is run away and live life, instead of living in the racist town of …show more content…
He tells himself to keep his cool, but the two mulattoes would not stop—which leads to a brawl between Grant and the tall mulatto. Grant condemns the racism that prevails and for this reason, he gets into a huge scuffle. On the other hand, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a novel filled with rebellious acts. McMurphy performs an example of one after Nurse Ratched finds out that Billy Bibbit loses his virginity. She tells him that she is worried how his mom will react to the news, but Billy begs Nurse Ratched not to tell her. She says that she has no choice, and due to this, Billy kills himself which leads to McMurphy strangling Nurse Ratched out of anger and ripping off her uniform. “...he grabbed for her and ripped her uniform all the way down the front...nurses prying those heavy red fingers out of the white flesh of her throat...” (Kesey, page 319). Due to seeing the body of his dead friend, he decides to attack her. He observes how she scares Billy and how controlling she is, and makes the decision to release all of his anger that he has, on her. Therefore, both novels portray the eruptions of obstreperous acts performed by the

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