One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

who really runs the staff meeting and why is it significant to the themes that it is a woman

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Nurse Ratched runs these meetings with manipulative precision. She watches for weakness and power. Nurse Ratched is the antithesis of the nurturing female healer which nurses are traditionally supposed to be. This provides an interesting social dynamic in a ward full of men.