You men – Stop this. Stop!

May 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm 1 comment

Posted by: PMurphy
Book: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
(purchase on Amazon)

“Mr. McMurphy, I’m warning you!”

Hello again,

Since my last post, the fog has been getting thicker.  One floor above, in the disturbed ward, a patient has castrated himself and has died.  Tired of group therapy and the monotony of the ward, McMurphy is still determined to beat Nurse Ratched at her game.   His latest attempt is to break routine by watching the World Series game.   Nurse Ratched allows the ward to vote on the matter, fully knowing the patients are so deep in her routine, McMurphy will not get enough votes to win.   McMurphy dashes around the ward trying to get votes.  He gets twenty.  However, Nurse Ratched surprises him by  saying he needs a majority to change ward policy and there are forty patients.  She closes the vote and McMurphy, frustrated, continues to plead for votes.  He gets the vote he needs from Chief Bromden.  Nurse Ratched tells him the vote was closed but McMurphy turns on the television anyway.  She flips a switch turning off the TV but McMurphy still sits there watching the screen as if something was there.  Then patients begin to join him.  Nurse Ratched is furious by this disobedience and begins yelling at everyone, telling them to follow their scheduled duties.  Nobody listens and they continue to watch the blank TV screen.  A victory for the McMurphy and the ward.

Thanks for visiting!

Entry filed under: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Tags: .

Oh, PMurphy – I’m so ashamed for you. Down out of the mountains they brought him, singing a hound-dog song on his heels.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kali  |  May 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I love the clustering of the inmates in their different sitting/standing positions! McMurphy in particular is really charming the way he’s posed.:) Victory!


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