The Worst Villain In Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the reader sees how a mental institution is controlled by a corrupt system. Nurse Ratched is the true villain in the story because of the way she treats the men with her pure evil, and dark, cold heart. She humiliates the men, and takes their dignity away. She goes against everything they believe in. In essence she is a dictator and takes advantage of the other workers, and the patients.
Name: Prof. Wright EN 112-16 Freshman Composition 25 February, 2013 Emily Grierson is Insane In today's world, society's claims to insanity have become fairly common; however, over a century ago, the differences between sane and insane were easier to determine. This is especially true in the case of Emily Grierson, the protagonist of William Faulkner's story, "A Rose for Emily." William Faulkner ingenuously presented the state of insanity through the bizarre actions taken by Miss Emily. Word of Emily's mental state rose throughout the town, making her lunacy almost palpable among the air of meddlesome neighbors. The relationship with her father combined with the intense curiosity of the townspeople set the stage for the rise and fall
By comparing the periods of the Salem Witch trials in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the era of McCarthyism in the film Good Night and Good Luck, I can say that these two periods were essentially the same, only the name of the threat was different. Also I can draw some parallels between the relationship between the Estonians and the Russians during nowadays. First similarity is the spreading of paranoia and terror among the society. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, people were afraid, that their fellow members of the society were witches. Terror and panic rose in the Salem community as the paranoia and terror about the communists did in the era of McCarthyism during the late 1940s to the late 1950s.
Nowra suggests that society’s stigmatised views and ideas about individuals with psychiatric disorders are false as he brings forth the notion that Nick and Lucy, and more prominently Lewis, are in absolute confusion about their identities, in comparison to the patients. Similarly, the environment outside of the asylum is frantic as the Vietnam War is taking place, however, when comparing the wars between the patients of the asylum to those outside, it is clear which environment contains more madness; the outside world. Initially, Nowra introduces each of the characters and seemingly their mental disorders; indicating that they are, in essence a representation of the definition of ‘mad’. Lewis bears witness to their insanity as they are “junkie[s]”, “pyromania[cs]” and have problems differentiating “illusion” from “reality”. Displaying the supposed roots of their “madness”, whilst presenting the idea that society only sees these individuals as labels, rather than beings a part of humanity.
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.
3. How have societal viewpoints concerning mental illness or health influenced human services over the past three centuries? In early history mental illness was once viewed as an evil spirit in someone, as time went on those with mental illness were put into an insane asylum where the women were chained to walls and the men were chained by the neck to one another. “by the 19th centuries, states began to separate people with mental illness and those with developmental disabilities” ( Woodside & McClam, 2011) now with the correct exams and diagnoses those with mental disability are put on the correct medication and offered assistance with their living needs. 4.
By Act 2, Nowra let the audience see the humanity in the patients using the play within the play by allowing us to see their back stories and why they are in the mental institution, testing the audiences prejudices about the mentally ill as well as the reality of mental institutions. The stereotype that all people who are patients of an asylum are ‘loonies’ and dangerously violent was dismissed to a certain extent for Doug was seen as an extreme danger to everyone and Cherry and Henry did show signs of violence. The end with Lewis pulls the audience back to reality after such a successful night by not giving the audience the happy ending that was to be expected. This sorrowful ending implies that ‘asylums are the most inefficient places on this earth.’ To conclude, Nowra’s purpose of having the play within a play in Cosi was to allow the characters of the play to give their thoughts on the themes of Cosi Fan Tutte thus giving the audience a deeper understanding of the issues such as love and fidelity, sanity and insanity and to really test the prejudices that the audience hold against the mentally ill. ‘They are normal people who have done extraordinary things, thought extraordinary
The severity of abuse often escalates, where the next beating is worse than the previous one, until finally, the victim either seeks help, leaves their abuser, ends up in the hospital, or the worst case scenario, they end up dead. While the statistics for reported cases of domestic violence, sexual violence, or a combination of both, are high, there are still many cases that go unreported. In this report, I will provide a first-hand account of a domestic violence situation, statutes, sentencing and statistics of domestic violence in Alaska, national statistics, and resources for victims to seek help. My
The Crucible and the Mass Hysteria Portrayed The Crucible composed by Arthur Miller, has many themes that have been explained. The most known theme being hysteria, as well as the role it played in devastating the town of Salem. Hysteria can be defined as behavior displaying excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic and this is evident in The Crucible as the actions of Abigail Williams and her friends are accusing the town’s people of Salem as devil worshippers. This theme has been portrayed through the use of dialogue and stage direction. In the whole event of the witch trials, a few people were able to thrive upon the hysteria and use it to their advantage.
The Macbeth household started out in Act I with the couple on the edge of insanity; by the end of the play it fell well over the edge, and took all the readers along for the ride by exposing all of Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth's touchy mental disorders. The obvious mental disorders Macbeth displayed by the end of the play consist of: Post Traumatic Stress, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disease. His lover in crime had her own issues to deal with such as Sleep Disorder, and Paranoia. The first time you hear about Macbeth in the play Captain references him on how savage he fought saying; "...For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name- Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor's minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave; Which nev'r shook hands, nor bade farwell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements." That incident initiates the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress