One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

What is the definition of rebellion, according to Nurse Ratched? Do you agree with her definition of rebellion or do you think another definition would work better? What definition would you suggest and why?


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Although Nurse Ratched argues that McMurphy’s "rebellion" is evidence of his insanity, rebellion against petty rules and regulations is actually a healthy response to tyranny.McMurphy’s rebellion against the paltry rules that govern the ward throws everybody into an uproar. Patients respond with warmth as they suddenly realize they’ve been dead all these years, lulled into a false sense of security by allowing others to control their every waking moment – and, well, their sleeping moments, too. Rebellion turns out not to be a lighthearted game, but a serious struggle in a life or death situation


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