Chief Bromden is the son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman. He suffers from paranoia and hallucinations, has received multiple electroshock treatments, and has been in the hospital for ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform. Bromden chronicles the story of the mental ward while developing his perceptual abilities and regaining a sense of himself as an individual.
It was there that he and other writers first experimented with psychedelic drugs. After working as a test subject for the hospital, Kesey was able to get a job working as a psychiatric aide. This was the next significant factor in writing the book.
In addition, the job allowed him to examine everything that went on within the confines of the hospital. He is a Native American who happens to be a paranoid schizophrenic. Kesey and his writing became a key factor in a decade filled with drugs and anti-establishment feelings. When a sane con-man Randle P.
McMurphy has himself committed to avoid a prison sentence, the machine-like order that had previously existed on the ward is immediately challenged.
Initially, McMurphy is a very selfish man whose only desire is to cause problems for authority figures, Nurse Ratched in particular, and to make life for himself as easy as possible. Eventually, this all changes as the battle between himself and Nurse Ratched becomes their battle for the souls of the inmates.
Although McMurphy works to save all the inmates, the schizophrenic, Chief Bromden, is the main target of his attentions. The Chief is the largest, most powerful man on the ward, but is made to feel weak and inferior by staying there.
Upon realizing his own value at the end of the novel, Chief Bromden participates in the mercy killing of McMurphy which allows for his own complete liberation, as well as that of the other patients. Entering the mental hospital a sane man, R.
McMurphy only looks out for himself; however, this all changes when he realizes the permanence of his residency on the ward if he does not conform. This motivates him to begin working to save the other inmates on the ward and transfer some of his high spirit into them.
His struggle to help them realize their individuality results in his own mental decay and he is ultimately destroyed. He is immediately a threat to the order that Nurse Ratched has created and maintains.
This is very disturbing because no one ever laughs in the mental hospital. The inmates are controlled and mechanized; the laughter suggests personality, which would break down this order.
According to Chief Bromden, he had not hear a laugh in years As a result off his rambunctious behavior, the inevitable battle between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched begins. During group therapy meetings, McMurphy does not let Nurse Ratched have complete control as she has had in the past and as she would like to continue.
He disrupts the meetings by provoking the other patients to excitement when they make comments about their respective problems. It also infuriates Nurse Ratched when McMurphy diverts the attention directed at other patients towards himself.
Also, one particular scene displaying the beginning of the battle between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy occurs when McMurphy wants to watch the World Series. He convinces the inmates to resist Nurse Ratched by watching a blank TV screen, even when she turns off the World Series The things that McMurphy does early in the novel to battle Nurse Ratched are selfish and have the intention of being chaotic.
Eventually, this all begins to change as McMurphy begins his struggle to help save the other inmates. He begins to conform slightly when he recognizes the power that Nurse Ratched wields; he learns that he cannot be dismissed from the hospital without Nurse Ratched saying he has been cured.
However, the other inmates are not satisfied; they want him to lead a rebellion. By doing so, he also sees a means of escape for himself. The first display of his new strategy for defying authority occurs on the fishing trip that the inmates take.
This trip, which is organized by McMurphy, helps the inmates realize that they can act for themselves and returns to them some sense of self-respect. Trying to evoke an apology from McMurphy and Chief Bromden for keeping another patient from having an enema, Nurse Ratched fails and angrily sends the two men to have electro-shock therapy.
This is the first time that he has ever talked to anyone other than McMurphy. This is evident when McMurphy tricks the other men into not believing that the Chief could lift the control panel.
As a result of this unfair bet, McMurphy wins money from the other men, but loses much of their faith in him However, McMurphy eventually regains their trust and the inmates join him in the big party on the ward. Because the party involves breaking hospital rules, the inmates are forced into a situation in which they will have to defend themselves.
As a result of all his efforts to help them, he has become worn-out, both physically and emotionally. Taking on the responsibility for the other patients has drained McMurphy of all his vibrancy and individuality; however, it is almost as if his liveliness has been transferred into the souls of the inmates.
In effect, McMurphy has sacrificed his own sanity to make the others sane. The final conflict between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy occurs when McMurphy attacks her and reveals her sexuality by uncovering her large breasts Fictional portrayals of psychopaths, or sociopaths, are some of the most notorious in film and literature but may only vaguely or partly relate to the concept of psychopathy, which is itself used with varying definitions by mental health professionals, criminologists and others.
The character may be identified as a diagnosed/assessed psychopath or sociopath within the fictional work itself, or. Chief Bromden - The narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Chief Bromden is the son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman.
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