When he came to the ward they were having second thoughts about him being mentally ill. He came from a work camp; which they assumed he just didn’t want to do the work. Everyone has fears but McMurphy clearly deals with them in a different way. When he takes all of his ward mates onto the boat to go fishing they’re having troubles with getting the fish onto the boat. They’re all yelling for McMurphy’s help but all he can do is sit there and laugh.
Every time Chief witnessed his father drinking, he did not see his father “suck out of it, it sucked out of him” (Kesey 189). This made him lose faith not only in the power of his father, but himself as well. Given that Randle Patrick McMurphy, a fellow patient, helped Chief bring himself back to his tall and powerful self, it is clear why he would be biased towards McMurphy. Chief’s time on the ward had become so traumatic to him; he believed that the ward was “a factory for the
His battle between reason and will shown throughout the film highlights Terry’s transformation from being a ‘bum’, lost in morality who blindly follows the orders of the unscrupulous mob, to a leader for himself and his fellow longshoremen. It is his newfound awareness of his conscience that pushes him to make the morally correct decision, that is, testifying against the mob. Contributing to turning Terry against the mob is his own external and internal self, Father Barry, Edie, Charley and Johnny Friendly. Kazan effectively reveals Terry wrestling with his conscience through a range of cinematic devices and through his powerful use of symbolism throughout On the Waterfront helps our understanding of Terry’s conscience eventually leading to him turning against the mob. Terry’s transformation throughout the film is stemmed from his moral awakening due to the betrayal he feels from Johnny Friendly and his “henchmen”.
When Santiago finally catches the Marlin, he is proud of himself. He is looking forward to showing the boy and the other fishermen that he is still strong. Although when nature fought back he was only a man but felt he was in control. "I must hold his pain where it is, he thought. Mine does not matter.
It also shows that they are disorganized and they had no orders as there were soldiers being shown running around or throwing up because they had drunk so much. However the film is not very reliable as it was a romantic film and the writer tried to make Dunkirk look as terrible as possible. Dunkirk was a success because of the good discipline that was shown by the soldiers and the united British people who send fishing boats to collect their
“Thomas was not surprised by Victor’s sudden violence. These little wars were intimate affairs for those who dreamed in childhood of fishing for salmon but woke up as adult to shop at the trading post.” The quote from above is a small telling of what Sherman Alexie was trying to get his readers to notice. To notice that the Spokane Native American way of life was being taken by them and instead of replacing what they have lost, a compensation of sorts, the American government has given them a custom not fitting for their way of life. Because the government was taken away what was rightfully theirs the Spokanes react to it in different ways. Such as the violence mentioned in the quote above and the many times alcohol was mentioned throughout out the novel.
Huck questions why he has not turned in Jim because he wants to be what society depicts as good, but in reality, he does what he knows is right. While Huck is on the raft alone, he begins to question why he helps Jim escape while Miss Watson has done nothing wrong to him. Huck feels terrible but he cannot bring himself to pray that he can do the right thing. “I was trying to make my mouth say the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write to that nigger’s owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie-and He knowed it. You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227).
Almost every circle session Nurse Ratched had with the men she would get angry when they did not share their opinions. Doing that just made all of them think that they are wrong and believe they are not normal, and therefore dehumanizing them. On the other hand, McMurphy (Nicholson) treats the men like they are a normal human being and teaches them to play basketball and how to fish. Treating them this way made the men act more normal. When Nurse Ratched discovered that McMurphy took all the men fishing, she was livid even though she saw how happy they all were with the giant fish they caught.
Bromden, uncomfortable with McMurphy’s deceit, refuses to accept the five dollars that McMurphy offers him later. McMurphy asks why all of a sudden everyone acts like he is a traitor, and Bromden tells him it is because he is always winning things. Ratched orders that everyone who went on the fishing trip be cleansed because of the company they kept. George has a phobia regarding cleanliness and begs the aides not to spray him with their smelly salve.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest When the inmates went fishing and the boatman caught them, they all lied to him and said that they were doctors. This fishing trip was a big deal because it was the first “normal” day for the men who are locked away from society. I think that chief was able to pull of the routine after the party because he never said anything or responded in a noticeable way. Also, I think that all of the workers were focused McMurphy after he tried to choke out Nurse Ratchett. Billy’s problem is that he always fears his mother.