One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Complete the quote: “He isn’t extraordinary. He is _________________________.”

Is that a positive or a negative statement? What would be extraordinary?

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She remarks, “He isn't extraordinary. He is simply a man and no more, and is subject to all the fears and all the cowardice and all the timidity that any other man is subject to” Nurse Ratched says this in reference to McMurphy. Depends on your point of view whether or not it is positive or negative. The other inmates think he is more than ordinary, but the nurse wants them to think badly of him and his behavior.