What happens to Mr. Taber under Nurse Ratched’s care? Why do you think the author includes this information about Mr. Taber at this point in the story?
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One of the patients on the ward, Mr. Taber complains to Nurse Ratched that he does not know what is in his medicine. Nurse Ratched claims that he was once a manipulator, like McMurphy, and she eventually made him submit through her tyrannical punishments. The Mr. Taber character foreshadows McMurphy's eventual fate.