Explore the strengths and weaknesses of Kesey’s use of Chief Bromden as the narrator in the novel. Consider to what extent the Chief’s madness interferes with your understanding of what is actually happening and to what extent his visions symbolically reinforce the themes of the novel. Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a famous and interesting novel about a mental-illness hospital where a newcomer, gambler R.P McMurphy, creates all sorts of trouble at the ward. Furthermore, Kesey uses one of the patients at the ward as the narrator of the story. This character goes by the name of Chief Bromden; a six foot seven American-Indian who everyone else in the ward believes is deaf and dumb.
This shows Manny feels apart of his Razo, but not ashamed because he sees the situation more deeply. After being called out at the party “… I saw the reflection of a ridiculous boy. It was me looking at myself…” (181). This reveals Manny just realizes who he was at the time. When sitting in his living room Manny realizes how “wondrous” his family and home are (216).
In the first possible way that fiction can be used to tell the truth is by understanding and reading into or about the events in a fiction story. If you know the truth behind the actual story it is very revealing to how it is in reality. For example, in the story One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is related to Ten Days in a Mad House in the revealing way of how the patients are treated by the doctors and especially the nurses in the institutions. Both of the nurses were abusive and or either threatening. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ratched was the mean and threatening nurse who would tell her insane patients that they would electroshock therapy if they didn’t obey or if they were misbehaving.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Pages 24- 3 -operation of ward; staff& routine -treatment of patients medically, mentally & physically EST treatment Sexual harassment -Nurse Ratched; total authority and control - black boys operate on hate -patients have no backbone -foreshadowing of events Important passages Nurse Ratched’s control, treatment and reaction to disruption of her ward “I recall some yea s back we had a man a Mr. Taber, on the ward, and he was an intolerable Ward manipulator. For a while” she looks up from her work, needle half filled in front of her face like a little wand. Her eyes far-off and pleased with the memory “Miisitur Tay-bur” she says……. She cuts the
Unsafe practices in Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest near Lancaster (May 2010 – September 2011): In report it states that nursing home staff neglected, emotionally and physically abused a persons with lack of capacity under The Mental Capacity Act 2000 because they would have no memory of the abuse and they couldn’t report it by themselves. There are few examples of how abuse happen: deliberately tipping resident out of wheelchair, striking, slapping, mocking and bullying resident, pelting residents with bean bags and balls at their heads “for entertainment as abusers felt bored”, laughing about residents. Failures to protect individuals: • Failure from staff team to provide care, treatment and support that meets people's needs.
Silver Linings Playbook does an excellent job of both exposing the daily struggle of those with mental disorders and the perception and blurred lines American society has when viewing mental illness in the country. As the film begins, Pat Solitano, played by Bradley Cooper, is being released from a mental institution after being treated for his newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. He had originally been sent to the institution because he faced assault charges in court. Upon returning home from work early, he found his wife in the shower with another man. Even worse, their wedding song was playing.
The humor was there but the main point of the play was lacking. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, narrated by the humongous but docile half-Native American inmate "Chief" Bromden, focuses on the antics of the rebellious Randle Patrick McMurphy, who faked insanity to serve out his prison sentence for statutory rape in the hospital. The head administrative nurse, Mildred Ratched, rules the ward with a mailed fist and with little medical oversight. She is assisted by her three black day-shift orderlies, and her assistant doctors. McMurphy constantly antagonizes Nurse Ratched and upsets the routines, leading to constant power struggles between the inmate and the nurse.
In the first paragraph the author describes the narrators’ “ ill- concealed dubiety” and “ suspicion of bamboozlement ” to set a mood of uneasiness and suspense. The following sentences reinforce the fact that Yeshi’s methods are unorthodox to the hospital staff by describing his preparations, and making them feel like “ a soiled, uncouth lot”. Selzer’s words show the patient in a situation she did not want. He shows a patient that has been through so many examinations that they have “exterminated” all the suspense from her body. The author then portrays Yeshi as being in a state of serenity and being in-tune with himself.
In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kasey starts off with one of the patients Chief Bromden whom is narrating the events that take place in the ward. The whole institution is controlled by Nurse Ratched a bitter, hostile women whom is revolting towards the patients. The novel leads off with a new patient McMurphy entering the ward who has a major impact on the patients. Being said he encourages the men to go against all the rules dictated by Nurse Ratched. He then starts to place a bet with the patients how he can crack Nurse Ratched without getting displaced and being sent for electroshock.
Taking my children out to see the jets at the airport on my days off is great family time. On one of those enjoyed days, we observed team members jumping and racing the golf carts use to transport customers to and from their million dollar aircraft. Calling the supervisor on duty and sharing this lack of self-control of his team members was well received and dealt with promptly. My operations manager called me into the office on my next day at work. He thanked me and shared how he sees the difference in the teams.