In essence she is a dictator and takes advantage of the other workers, and the patients. Nurse Ratched humiliates the poor patients, which makes them lose faith in humanity, and lose their dignity. They no longer feel like they are men because during the therapy meetings she always makes them talk about topics that are reasons for why their life is horrible. During the therapy
They come at her in a long black row of sulky, big-nosed masks, hating her and her chalk doll whiteness from the first look they get. She appraises them and their hate for a month or so then lets them go because they don’t hate enough. When she finally gets the three she wants- gets them one at a time over a number of years, weaving them into her plan and her network-she’s damn positive they hate enough to be capable.” ~Kesey isn’t being racist with the “black boys” terminology. He’s showing how society has turned them into angry, hateful people, so much so that Nurse Ratched has been able to harvest that anger and use it for her benefit. ~The black boys shouldn’t be in the ward as they’re not an appropriate fit to the recovery of patients.
Observers in the town remark how the once-beautiful Delia has lost her shine because of her abusive husband. A practical joker, Sykes scares Delia fifteen years by using her fear of snakes. Delia has come to the conclusion that she does not need Sykes nor his abuse, particularly considering it is her wages that paid for their home. Sykes is a stereotypical abusive husband. He physically and mentally abuses Delia, takes her income while failing to make his own, and has an affair on the side.
He then starts to place a bet with the patients how he can crack Nurse Ratched without getting displaced and being sent for electroshock. Further down in the course of the events his demands in challenging Nurse Ratched, he ends up being the blame for the death of Billy
He tries to liven the place up on his arrival by playing card games and playing basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn. McMurphy has been dating a 15 year old and is sentenced to short term for contributing delinquency of a minor. Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards he is crazy enough to need psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view actually begins to cause some of the patients
In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey, one is constantly forced to question the meanings of simple words that are used every day. Should someone on a mental ward automatically be considered insane? Does the fact that a person holds a position of power make them the healthy one? Throughout the entire novel, one wonders who is really sick and who is not. In most cases, it is not what it would initially seem.
Ender’s excellence brings a lot of torture for him when Stilson wants to overrule him, Bernard frustrates him and Graff uses his sister to break Ender down emotionally. To begin with, Stilson wants to hurt Ender because he thinks he was excellent if his monitor and which is taken off. “Oh, gonna fight me huh? Gonna fight me, Thirde?” (Card 7). In this quote, Stilson shows anger toward Ender who deliberately creates a situation to hurt Ender.
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. In Ten Days in a Mad House the nurses would tease
Billy’s social control agent starts out to be his mother. Billy dreads what his dominating mother thinks of him. Billy’s mother also broke off the engagement to Billy’s fiancée because she thought that the girl was beneath him. This returned the social control of Billy back to his mother. When Billy has sex with a girl, Candy, at the ward, Nurse Ratched confronts Billy.
This is viewed through the group meetings, medical strategies and Nurse Ratched and her aggressive team of Black Boys. The group meetings were filled with shame in guilt from the patients only to pleasure Nurse Ratched. The medical strategies were performed on those who were completely sane and those who turned physically mental because of it, to satisfy Nurse Ratched and keep the order in her ward. Lastly, Nurse Ratched’s tactic of fear resulted in Billy committing suicide and because of the physical torment by the Black Boys McMurphy willingly took the electroshock, which in a sense is admitting to doing wrong since he is punishing himself. The ward is a perfect example of a place of detriment, without caregivers, no sense of hope, and abusive aids, which trigger fear, shame and