McMurphy is a martyr because he does all he can to challenge the patients at the ward to find themselves. McMurphy helps the patients see that they are not robots by challenging Nurse Ratched power. During a conversation with some of the acutes, McMurphy bets them that he can make the nurse lose her temper within a week. McMurphy says, “I can get the best of that women - before the week’s up – without her getting the best of me?”(Kesey 73). McMurphy wants the patients to change their opinion about how weak they are and how strong the Big Nurse is.
Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart”, and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex. When she confronts Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in the stable, she admits to feeling a kind of shameless dissatisfaction with her life. Her vulnerability at this moment and later—when she admits to Lennie her dream of becoming a movie star—makes her utterly human and much more interesting than the stereotypical vixen in fancy red shoes. However, it also reinforces the novella’s grim worldview.
Nurse Ratchet vs. Mrs.Wermuth One of the main characters in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is Nurse Ratchet. Nurse Ratchet is a cruel person, she has a facade; she keeps herself so well hidden from her patients, she never fails to keep them in control and hold the reins. Nurse Ratchet can be greatly compared to principal Mrs. Wermuth. Mrs.Wermuth and Nurse Ratchet hold many similarities but hold some differences. Characterization and simile are two literary techniques that help aid comparing and contrasting the two people.
Knowing that his mother is the root of his stutter and insecurities, she scared him back into the obedient patient he was before McMurphy came to the ward. Those in the position of authorization and control shape the lives of everyone. They bring down those like McMurphy as soon as possible so that no one begins to share his opinions and ideas. Society literally puts you where ever they
In the end what really matters Truth or Love? The woman in "Story" is obsessive over her now somewhat distant lover. She know that her lover is busy but she still tries to call and see him. With his excuses and contradictions, and their arguement she's angry, it reminds her of her husband. The lady quickly change her emotions she wants to apologize to him.
Since the very beginning he challenges the system in many subtle ways, by demanding changes of the ward policies more in tune with his interest, such as watching the World Series or getting the toothpaste unlocked. Later on, he encourages gambling in the ward, attempts to lift the control panel, and even fights with the aides in order to save his colleague George from getting humiliated. This particular incident gives Nurse Rached the perfect excuse to punish him with electroshock therapy, that he could avoid by admitting he were wrong. Nevertheless, McMurphy is too stubborn to accept those terms, he sticks to his grounds, which is quite admirable, but pointless, as there is no real cause except a useless attempt to prove himself
The repression of women and the suspicions of a patriarchal society lead to rebellion and hysteria. Suppression prevents female character developing. Miller portrays women as weak, it seems that he uses his own view of women and presents it in the crucible. Hale shows authority over Abigail: ‘You can not evade me Abigail’ here he expresses his control and power, Hale puts pressure onto Abigail to tell the truth; is she lies he knows that she will be believe over him because of his male dominance. The use of ‘evade’ tells Abigail that he cannot be overcome and therefore she cannot overcome god like she has taken control of the Girls.
He suffers from hallucinations and severe delusions that clog his worldview. He fears most of all a thing he refers to as “the Combine,” a corporation type thing that controls everything in society and forces people to conform to the certain society norm. He pretends to be deaf and dumb, almost to make himself appear invisible, which was difficult being that he was 6’7’’. The hospital is run by a woman by the name of Nurse Ratched, the novel’s antagonist, who Chief refers to as “the Big Nurse.” She is a former army nurse and runs her ward with an iron fist.
One by one the dreams have to be reshaped, modified, suppressed and even given up. This novel exposes the mute transformation and disposed imprisonment of woman and it is only by the 'negation' of self that she acquires acceptability with in household. Though the novel ostensibly appears to be all woman- novel and dominated by them, yet, in fact it is the Man of the house whose wish is command and not even a single leaf can stir without his acquiescence. All the activities of the haveli women are goaded to keep the men of the haveli satisfied.In the haveli men are treated as if they are gods. Their slightest desire is taken as an order.
Walter’s anger and displeasurement finally comes out in Act I, Scene 1 when he says: "Who in the hell told you you had to be a doctor? If you so crazy 'bout messing 'round with sick people — then go be a nurse like other women — or just get married and be quiet." He showed that he didn’t care about Beneatha’s feelings at all when he said that, and I think that is the point when she really started to take action on what she believed in because she felt challenged, and that really motivated and drove her to become the woman that she has always wanted to be; a successful doctor. I think that the fact that Beneatha is an atheist has much to