One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

cheif bromden mcmurpheys "savior"

What do you think of cheif bromden smothering McMurphey?

An act of love, hope, an act to free mcmurphey form his vegetable like state?


an act of insanity.?

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Funny, I watched a documentary just yesterday about Ken Kesey's trip across the country; they had documented the entire trip (yes, pun intended). In the documentary he spoke about how the Chief gave the play its entire meaning, how without that character there wouldn't have been a novel, just a typical war between a man and a woman. He spoke abut how everyone sees Ratched as the evil one, but that she was only one spoke on the wheel. The true evil was the combine.

The Chief finds the real world again in the course of this novel. It's about freedom and coming out of the fog. McMurphy sacrificed himself for the rest of the patients; for the chief, the act of smothering him was I believe an act of respect and kindness.


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