One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book written by novelist Ken Kesey and contains in different chapters various impressions of mood, emotion, behavior and control. Emotions and behavior are stronger discernible in the book than in the movie, which was directed by Milos Forman in 1975. Milos did a plausible movie and implemented all intents and purposes of the book. Anyhow, a movie cannot depict all details that an author creates. That again forced the film director, Milos Forman, to exclude some parts out of the book. Chief Bromden, one of the main characters in the book, has a completely different temper in the movie. “I been silent so long now it's gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this is ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It's still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it's the truth even if it didn't happen” (p.8). The quote shows the real beginning in the book by Chief Bromden, and illustrates slightly how Bromden acts, feels and thinks. Bromden lives in his own thoughts and feelings and does not share them with the other patients. Life with talking would be probably too stressful for him. In the movie, Bromden is also depicted as a silent, which comes over very well, sometimes disinterested and foolish person. His disinterest is obviously visible, since he is pretending he is deaf and dumb. However, there are parts in the movie which represent Chief Bromden’s behavior out of the book to the fullest. Bromden is smart and knows what he is doing. He is capable to break out of the institution and shows a lot of courage to talk in front of the patients. Nevertheless, the major distinction between movie and book is, that the book is written in first person, in the perspective of Chief Bromden. All emotions of him,
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