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.
His relationships with the other patients develop their thoughts and this interferes with the flow of the institution’s rules and regulations, which are the social control norms of the institution. McMurphy brings forth the spirit of freedom into the lives of the other patients. Chief Bromden Chief Bromden shows an adaptation to strain. He shows retreatism by abandoning goals and withdrawing from society and from life. His behavior affects the other patients because they think he is deaf and mute, because he never speaks or does anything.
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
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.
The other patients finally had the courage to sign themselves out of the hospital, or at least of the ward. In addition, the doctors as well no longer feared her. However, McMurphy suffered for these changes, for he returned to the ward lobotomized. This left him much like the other vegetables, unresponsive, white faced and staring blankly. He chose this fate, for it was necessary to overcome the power of the nurse; to release her grasp on the patients of the ward.
For example, in this story there is an event that takes place where McMurphy, a man who is accused to be insane, sneaks two sane women into the insane institution. This alone in reality can’t happen due to the very watchful night nurses who come and check on the patients repeatedly during the night, these nurses were in the non-fiction story. With that being said it is quite impossible for a man to sneak in two women. This event in the story is what can make the book more unbelievable and harder for the truth to actually come out or for anyone to really understand the
Individual Project 2 The Novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest was published in 1962 written by the influential Ken Kesey. The story is narrated by a inmate name McMuphy that tricks his way into the asylum as a way to get out of jail card. While his time there he become rebellious and challenges head in nurse in charged called Nurse Ratched. While he is there challenging Nurse Ratched he ends up changing the life and minds of the other patients who are stuck in there due to Nurse Ratched’s mind power. McMurphy ends up being the asylums hero and a legend due to his death towards the end of the novel.
When McMurphy discovers that many of the patients are in the hospital because they don’t have the courage to get out into the real world he gets upset but also embarrassed because it is evident that Nurse Ratched’s therapy and methods to help the men are designed to undermine the little confidence they do have, not encourage it. In my opinion Nurse Ratched’s should be put into the asylum for abusing her authority and dehumanizing the patients and replacing it with blind conformity. McMurphy, is the person who sees everything that Nurse Ratched is doing. By showing the other patients how to create their own standards of sanity, McMurphy greets a bunch of institutionalized nervous wrecks back towards their humanity. McMurphy and I both think that society is corrupt and if you are no danger to yourself or society you are not insane, you may be different but you are most definitely not
She is one of the biggest advocates to put him in a mental institution thereby ensuring no one would believe a word he said if perhaps he was to give her away. Darl, however, does not help his cause. The journey transforms him the most from a slightly queer, perceptive, and somewhat “all knowing” character into a completely insane man driven into the madness by the chaos surrounding the venture. Faulkner catches the reader off guard, showing that not all quests and expeditions transform characters into mature and wise adults. He attempts to show how some “Odyssey`s” transform many characters for the worse.
Every time he saw conflict rising, he tried to stop it. Unfortunately, he could not stop the conflict that arose between himself and Jack. Jack always stirred up conflict. Ralph, being a good leader, tried to calm everyone and get everybody to get along with each other. When Jack and his group split form Ralph’s, Ralph could feel tension and tried to speak with Jack about peace, but it did not work.