One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

why does chief bromden admire pete bancini's position as an unclassifiable case?

in part one

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Bromden says that Bancini's simple mind (he was brain damaged at birth) left him unclassifiable. Thus, the Combone had no control over him.

"But one good thing—being simple like that put him out of the clutch of the Combine. They weren’t able to mold him into a slot."


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest