Acutes vs. Ratched
Posted by: PMurphy
Book: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (purchase on Amazon)
“Good morning, Miss Rat-shed! How’s things on the outside!”
The image above is my rendition of what has been going on in the ward since McMurphy’s arrival. He has riled up the patients and staff with his loud, outlandish behavior. The patients admire his confidence and the excitement he brings to the ward. Nurse Ratched and her staff keep a watchful eye and try to hinder his influence. As time goes on, McMurphy learns more about the ward’s policies. He makes a bet with the other patients that he can push Nurse Ratched over the edge. The narrator, Chief Bromden, has been on the ward a long time. He knows what ultimately happens to patients that resist Nurse Ratched’s system. Nevertheless, he is hopeful.
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