McMurphy's offer of Juicy Fruit to Bromden illustrates the value of good relationships between the patients, and Bromden's decision to speak McMurphy's own program of therapy for the other patients involves reviving their faith in their. McMurphy's downfall, however, rallies Chief's Bromden's inner resources and empowers the . The primary goal is to develop a plan for supportive and life- skills counseling .. Bromden to recognize the relationship between alcohol use and. Everything you ever wanted to know about Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's (Rub-a-Dub George) · The Orderlies · Rawler · Sandy · Public Relation He watches how McMurphy interacts with the men, what McMurphy is trying to do, they go to the Disturbed Ward and are subjected to electroshock therapy.
Pic 12 Part 3 Quotes: Pic 13 " The salt smell o' poundin' sea, the crack o' the bow against the waves—braving the elements, where men are men and boats are boats" pagespeaker McMurphy. Here, McMurphy is leading the men on a fishing trip, which is, perhaps, the most symbolic of McMurphy's rebellious challenge to Nurse Ratched.
Though Big Nurse is dissatisfied when McMurphy takes the men out on a trip, McMurphy does it anyway because he believes that it is time for the men to have some "fun" beyond the boundaries of the ward.
More importantly, the fishing trip serves as a turning point of the story plot because it is after this fishing trip that the men develops deeper faith in McMurphy's leadership and the war against Nurse Ratched.
Furthermore, the fishing trip also liberates the men from the emasculation they experience in the ward as McMurphy notes the sea is "where men are men.
Thus, the fishing trip serves as a symbolic turning point for the novel's story plot. As in most cases, McMurphy encourages and instills confidence in various men during his time in the ward. In the beginning of the novel, Chief believes he is a useless human being as he does nothing but mop the floor every day.
Even though Chief Bromden continuously tells McMurphy that he is a lot bigger and tougher than most of the men, McMurphy replies that he, in turn, believes Chief Bromden is way "bigger" than him.
Though McMurphy's "big" definition may be purely physical size, he is nevertheless injecting more and more confidence into Chief Bromden. It is through this quote that readers can see just exactly how McMurphy is able to change all the men around him through his candid and witty remarks.
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To the other patients and Chief Bromden, McMurphy is the symbol of inspiration and optimism. Pic 14 Part 4 Quotes: It's a better, more general word than the other one. I indulged in certain practices that our society regards as shameful. And I got sick. It wasn't the practices, I don't think, it was the feeling that the great, deadly, pointing forefinger of society was pointing at me—and the great voice of millions chanting, 'Shame.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ending Scene - Full HD
Harding, a patient who checks into the ward to avoid his wife, concisely expresses the theme of conformity versus nonconformity. It is the society's pressure and "pointing finger" that cause these men to retreat into the ward and to feel belittled.
The society during the s and s was truly a battle between conformity and nonconformity. The s embodies complacency and the great American family while the s represent the more rebellious society with the hippie generation. Here, Harding expresses how society forces them into shame, into believing that they are different from everyone else. But the mere fact that he can recognize society's push for conformity really demonstrates that he is a nonconformist since he is able to look from another perspective and think outside the box.
Pic 15 "I was only sure of one thing: Here, Chief discusses his decision to euthanize, or to mercifully kill McMurphy, after McMurphy's lobotomy. Chief euthanizes McMurphy by suffocating him with a pillow. Chief, through various encouragements by McMurphy, gains the courage to save McMurphy's life in a way that prevents Nurse Ratched from utilizing his body as a ridicule.
Chief's decision to liberate McMurphy's defiant soul portrays to the reader just how far Chief has grown. In the beginning of the novel, Chief is someone who feels small, lost, and useless.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: The Film and the Novel
We learn that Chief is a paranoid schizophrenic, a war veteran, and a half-breed Indian whose white mother conspired with the U. In the film, McMurphy is clearly the hero. Chief's delusional episodes of witnessing the inner workings of the Combine and its fog machines are eliminated in the film in favor of scenes written that omnisciently expand on McMurphy's character and his background, as well as expand on his charitable nature.
In addition, Chief eventually becomes fully communicative in the novel while muttering only one phrase — "Juicy Fruit" — in the film. This explains how McMurphy is able to bring Chief along on the fishing excursion in the novel, a detail not explained in the film. The film also softens McMurphy's more objectionable behavior in the book.
Instead, he becomes more of a roguish con man than an unpredictably fearsome individual prone to bursts of physical violence against others to achieve his ends. Also missing from the film are several key symbolic elements, including McMurphy's poker-hand tattoo that foreshadows his death.
The tattoo depicts aces and eights, known as the dead-man's hand in accordance to the legend of the poker hand held by Wild Bill Hickock when he was murdered. In the film, McMurphy boasts that he was conned into statutory rape by a teenaged girl who lied about her age. But, uh between you and me, uh, she might have been fifteen, but when you get that little red beaver right up there in front of ya, I don't think it's crazy at all now and I don't think you do either.
No man alive could resist that, and that's why I got into jail to begin with. And now they're telling me I'm crazy over here because I don't sit there like a goddamn vegetable. Don't make a bit of sense to me. If that's what's bein' crazy is, then I'm senseless, out of it, gone-down-the-road, wacko. But no more, no less, that's it. His initial incarceration isn't for statutory rape, it's for being "a guy who fights too much and fucks too much.
The film only shows McMurphy winning cigarettes from his comrades. Certain critical scenes from the novel are eliminated in the cinematic version.
Of these, the suicide of Cheswick, is most notable. Cheswick's character was the first individual in the novel to receive invigoration from McMurphy's antics. When McMurphy decides to toe the line — that is, conform to Nurse Ratched's wishes — it is after hearing from the swimming pool lifeguard that the length of their mutual confinements is entirely at the discretion of Nurse Ratched.
It is in the same pool that Cheswick — feeling abandoned and betrayed by McMurphy's subsequent conformist behavior — chooses to drown himself.
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One scene not in the film is McMurphy's final con against the Acutes. In the novel, McMurphy manipulates Chief Bromden to lift the control panel after McMurphy takes bets from the Acutes that it can't be done. McMurphy, of course, had already hedged his bet by having Chief display his ability to lift the panel previously.
When Chief performs the trick for the Acutes, he feels used and betrayed by McMurphy.