One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

In chapter 22, McMurphy's reactions swing from very docile to very impassioned. What causes this change?

One flew over the cuckoos nest

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The conversation between McMurphy and Harding once again defines the opposition between McMurphy and Ratched in sexual terms. Nurse Ratched can use lobotomies as the equivalent of castration, while McMurphy suggests sex as the cure for Nurse Ratched’s repression and control. McMurphy also puts himself in the role of sexual liberator.