One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Ethics

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One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest McMurphy laughed and said, “I mean-hell, I been surprised how sane you guys all are. As near as I can tell you’re not any crazier than the average asshole on the street-” Personally, I think he’s stating that just because we voice something that isn’t considered normal, doesn’t mean we are “crazy”. Just because we have a stutter, we don’t hear or we don’t talk, just because we want a divorce or think we may be homosexual doesn’t mean that we are insane, it just means that we’re different. Society has become more enlightened about mental illnesses and has become more open minded about these situations but mental institutes are also very quiet and behind closed doors. I do think society is just as cold and ruthless…show more content…
In society murder is not normal and you are insane if you do so. If society said it was good to kill other people then it would be insane if you didn’t. It’s all senses of what more people think is better. The society in this movie asks all people to conform to the same standards and behaviours. 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
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