How do Bromden's surreal perceptions of events change the way that you understand the hospital?
Bromden's delusions and hallucinations make the reader experience the ward as he does. Although on the surface the hospital may appear unthreatening, given how clean and "democratic" the ward is portrayed to be, Bromden experiences it as a place that imperils his life, his perception of himself, and his sense of control. By showing us Bromden's visceral, surreal perceptions, instead of the literal surface truth, Kesey shows the workings of the hospital and by extension "the Combine."
What might the Big Nurse's motivations be for acting as she does?
The Big Nurse may...
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