Why, friend, that’s most unlikely.” (Kesey, p.54,55) With this type of thinking throughout the novel, that the patients were misguided with what they lack in their lives. By Miss Ratched’s manipulation. When McMurphy comes in the ward with his bolstering personality and laugh, and it instantly breaks up the monotony of the ward.With the Novel progresses. Then McMurphy challenges the Big Nurse to break her down and get under her skin, give the patients their manhood back. Then the guys they need to go into the world since they are an only volunteer and not committed as he is.
Since McMurphy is committed Nurse Ratched sees that she can control how long he stays in the hospital. * After the ward is taken to the hospital’s pool McMurphy realizes that he cannot get out of the hospital after his sentence is over. Understanding the new information, McMurphy starts acting more conservatively towards Nurse Ratched. * In the next group meeting Cheswick complains about the rationing of cigarettes. McMurphy doesn’t support Cheswick leading Cheswick to be sent to Disturbed.
Nurse Ratchet takes pleasure in being feared by the patients. The patients fear her wrath and punishments, as well as her humiliation tactics. The greatest example of this is Billy Bibbit who is an Acute patient in the ward that stutters and eventually commits suicide due to Nurse Ratchet’s methods of mortification. She thinks very highly of herself, one patient states, “I hope you are finally satisfied, playing with human lives- gambling with human lives- as if you thought yourself to be a god” (266). Nurse Ratchet is finally brought down from her high throne when McMurphy, the new patient, injures her vocal cores from strangling her.
Nurse Ratched is an ex army nurse who wants things her way and if they aren’t she will do whatever she can to get them to, her power is challenged by McMurphy when he arrives on the ward; she is used to dealing with and controlling very insecure and submissive men and isn’t used to someone of McMurphy’s character. It is amusing to see the banter fly back and forth between her and Mack, watching as he attempts to overthrow her regime and make her loose control, he achieves this on several occasions but sadly in the end her power overcomes his own; It is surmise able that she herself looses in the end due to the fact that most of her patients decide to leave, Chief Broom escapes and Billy Bibbit kills himself due to her directly threatening him to such a point that he takes his own life. Mrs Bibbit may well deserve to be in an institution similar to her son and it is perfectly obvious to many if not all that there is nothing wrong with Billy himself other than a perfectly acceptable stutter. His mother belittles him to such an extent that his mind does not work in the same way as an adult. Chief remembers seeing him in the past with his head laid in her lap in much the same way as an infant or
Tetzel also implores his readers to become a part of these indulgences to assure their ascent into heaven. According to the Catholic church, and Tetzel who so strongly believed in these rituals, wished to open the eyes of the mind. Tetzel explains to his readers the constant struggle of life man endures while living on earth. Tetzel describes letters obtained from the vicar of our Lord Jesus Christ, that will liberate man's soul from the hands of the enemy. Tetzel continues to enlighten his readers to the fact, there is no way to count the many sins a human being can commit on a daily basis.
Kesey uses many symbolic references for the main character, McMurphy who is portrayed as Jesus Christ and to the other men on the ward who are shown as Christ's disciples. Kesey uses many symbolic references that lead the readers to believe that McMurphy symbolized Christ to the men in the hospital. Events from the fishing trip and the twelve disciples to the cross and the crown of thorns, then finally McMurphy's sacrifice of his own life to save the lives of the other men on the ward. Kesey shows McMurphy as a Christ-like person to give the readers a more sympathetic character and create a more developed and enjoyable read. If more novelists were to use this kind of portrayal of their characters and make their stories more enjoyable, then perhaps more people around the world would want to take the time to sit down and read a
To begin with, lets discuss the famous William Bradford who wrote, “Of Plymouth Plantation," this literature piece discusses his experience traveling to the new world and early colonial life in America. His commentary shares views of the separatists’ religious beliefs. One example, where religion shapes his literature would have to be, "when God intercedes to assist the pilgrims on their way, such as when sailors who mistreat them are punished through illness or death. “There was a proud and very profane man…he would …condemning the poor people…but it please God…to smite this young man with a grievous disease” (Baym 61). Bradford goes on to write “praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever…let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, show how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor” (Baym 61).
The church is directly called to speak up against it and do as God calls us to do in order to stop the still growing crime. The church is the Body of Christ and if we do not stretch out the hand that God gave us then we will be like a barren vine that has heard the Word but has yet to live it. Paul also states in Philemon that he is very much a slave to Christ. A true Christian is bound to His teachings and to strive for the exemplary life that Christ lived just as a slave is bound to the chains of his master. There are many things that the church could do to prevent slavery today although the majority of those who are taking action do not know the love and bond of Christ.
Social Conformity in Religion: Simon Says Pray What qualifies as being a Christian? Do you have to merely proclaim your faith? In Langston Hughes’ “Salvation”, he addresses these issues by narrating his experience of attending church when he was almost thirteen years of age. Two literary themes that are incorporated in this story are religion and an individual versus society. The form of criticism that applies is sociology because of how the congregation pressured Hughes.
Chief begins to notice McMurphy’s vulnerabilities when he states, “How could a man who looked like him paint pictures or write letters to people or be upset and worried like I saw him once when I saw him get a letter back?” (Kesey162). Throughout his profound 2 use of symbolism, Kesey demonstrates how people view McMurphy based on the image he portrays and his true self is shocking to others. Nurse Ratched tries to subjugate 4 the patients and McMurphy’s novel 5 idea to diminish 6 her power shows how tough he real is. McMurphy’s relentlessness weakens Nurse Ratched’s stringent 7 rules. The patients venerate 8 McMurphy because of the toughness he has toward Nurse Ratched.