In the recently read novel by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, there were many points about society that were judged. The way authority uses its control, as well as the way people react to those rules makes us all question; are they fair, or are they not fair? Are they truly out to make you a better person, or are those rules there to dictate you? Themes presented in this novel include; the Relationships between People v Authority Figures, The Process of Controlling Human Behaviors, and Societies Role on People’s Lives. The character of McMurphy represents the people of society that the government doesn’t want.
McMurphy represents freedom in a society controlled by fear and repression as he is the one who tries to fight the one who put fear in the patients, Nurse Ratched. His attempts are heroic as the rest fear her and the electro shock therapy The conclusion of the novel sees the legacy of McMurphy is the complete of the Nurse’s authority and the liberation of the other men. In the battle between the McMurphy and Nurse Ratched, it is ultimately Nurse
The portrayal of nature in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, shows the contrasts of society as people strive to be perfect and fit in while also struggling to remain individualistic. The director, Milos Forman, uses various sounds to explain the oppressions of the ward while symbolizing the nature as freedom in the first party aftermath scene. He uses certain low shots combined with close ups to establish an order for which the viewer perceives certain characters, explaining the contrast between the leader against followers through power exchange. The use of mise-en-scene supports the difference between original behaviors versus forced behavior, regulations against free will. Through the use of nature sounds and machine sounds, low and high shot types and
It is calm and quiet. The problems all start when a man named McMurphy is admitted. Right away, he is loud and disruptive to the otherwise quiet institution. He quickly figures out how everything works and starts his attack. The woman in charge, Nurse Ratched, runs the institution like it should be run.
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.
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.
The Crucible's tragic hero, John Proctor, displays this trait as often seen in modern tragic hero's through the capability to penetrate the social pretenses, hypocrisies, and weaknesses in his society. After Danforth agrees not to hang Elizabeth until she has given birth, Proctor, even though he has received all he wants, as a result of his true goodness and virtue continues to defend the other women that were accused, because as he said about the other husbands in the courtroom, "These are my friends. Their wives are also accused"(92). Another proof of John Proctor's goodness is when Elizabeth says that " I never knew such goodness in the world!"(137). When Proctor is demanded to tell names of other people that were with the Devil he responds, "I speak my own
Relating back to Nathaniel Hawthorne's literature with the movie, it makes it clear that a person's self-dignity can very much be influenced by their own community and the impact of a society's codes and values upon its members create a life style that is “expected” by the public. Miller talks about a darkness within literature. The darkness throughout this context is a symbol of reality and truth. Olive has to separate her reality with a fantasy, which causes a dilemma of her forgetting what is really important, and later on has to tell everyone the truth so she doesn't have to live in a lie anymore. It's kind of like a good vs. evil thing, for every good there's a bad, and for every bad, there's a good.
The expectations of the society cause Tituba, a black slave and Sarah Good, an unstable homeless lady to be the first victims accused since they are at the bottom and most disrespected. However, in contrast, one novel has its characters born into a caste system wherein reputation and importance is born with, whereas, in the other text, reputation and importance of an individual is tied to their religious piety. Ultimately, because of fear, citizens conform to avoid any risk of
The Treatment of Inmates Samantha McAnally Abstract This paper will be discussing how the prison system, the guard and each other treat inmates. Through a practical view, the argument could be made that these prisoners are being treated to good and not good enough. The society can consider a comprehensible, hypothetical groundwork towards an ethical decision-making concerning the inmates. People should come to a concrete conclusion upon a course of action before making a decision on how to punish them. The Treatment of Inmates When there are millions of people incarcerated throughout the United States, the ethical treatments of prisoner’s human rights require examination.