One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Why does the fog make the chief feel safe?

One flew over the cuckoos nest

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The idea is that the Chief lives in a kind of "fog" - in other words he feels safe when he can only see what affects himself and nothing outside of him. In the same way, the fog makes him feel safe - he cannot see beyond himself and thus avoids the outside world.

The fog insulates the chief and other patients from the world. Often Chief goes to a different place in his mind.