September 17, 2010 at 7:27 am 1 comment

I don’t seem able to get it straight in my mind…”

Hello! I chose to draw McMurphy deep in thought for this post because of a specific turning point in the book.  McMurphy is shocked to learn that most of the Acutes in the hospital are not committed like himself.   He freaks out, “Are you bullshitting me?[…] Are you guys bullshitting me!”

McMurphy doesn’t understand why they would stay in the hospital.  Billy Bibbit breaks down trying to explain to him why…

“You think I wuh-wuh-wuh-want  to stay in here?  You think I wouldn’t like a con-con-vertible and a guh-guh-girl friend?  But did you ever have people l-l-laughing at you?[…] Oh-oh, you -you t-talk like we stayed in here because we liked it! Oh-it’s n-no use…”

I think at this point McMurphy has to decide whether or not being the leader of the ward is worth him risking a release date from the hospital or a trip to the shock shop (electroshock therapy). Next month’s post will be the answer to that question.

For this post I wanted to take a break from the usual loud colors I’ve been using for these drawings.  I hope you like the drawing!  Thanks for reading!

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

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The Neverending Story – meanwhile “The Giver,” Chapter 7

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