History Literature / OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest

25th Jan '16 6:33:09 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Another line that's often overlooked is this simple statement from Harding which casts a new light on the Acutes' situation an promps [=McMurphy=] to realise that he's the only hope for these men:
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** Another line that's often overlooked is this simple statement from Harding which casts a new light on the Acutes' situation an promps and makes [=McMurphy=] to realise that he's the only hope for these men:
25th Jan '16 6:32:34 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Another line that's often overlooked is this simple statement from Harding which casts a new light on the Acutes' situation an promps [=McMurphy=] to realise that he's the only hope for these men: -->'''Harding:''' I'm voluntary. I'm not committed.
7th Jan '16 11:46:23 AM aye_amber
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28th Dec '15 12:12:57 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* GentleGiant: Bromden measures at a staggering 6 ft, 8in.(203 cm), but is as timid as the other inmates.[[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment Until he apparently finishes MacMurphy's "training program".]]]] * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Sweden when it came out.
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* GentleGiant: Bromden measures at a staggering 6 ft, 8in.8 in. (203 cm), but is as timid as the other inmates.[[spoiler: [[CharacterDevelopment Until he apparently finishes MacMurphy's "training program".]]]] * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film GoAmongMadPeople: One of the most famous examples. [=McMurphy=] feigned insanity and got himself sent to the asylum thinking it would be an easy way out from his prison sentence. He was very popular in Sweden when it came out.dead wrong.

** The ''entire plot'' is a large-scale example of situational irony. [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] cons his way into being committed because he's too lazy to serve out a light sentence on the work farm for statutory rape. The fact that Murphy knows he doesn't belong there makes him chafe with the staff and leads to him not only getting llabelled ''genuinely'' insane, but also ''lobotomized''... and then '''dead'''.]]
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** The ''entire plot'' is a large-scale example of situational irony. [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] cons his way into being committed because he's too lazy to serve out a light sentence on the work farm for statutory rape. The fact that Murphy [=McMurphy=] knows he doesn't belong there makes him chafe with the staff and staff, which leads to him not only getting llabelled labeled ''genuinely'' insane, but also ''lobotomized''... and then '''dead'''. It really hits home for him when he asks about the end of his prison sentence, only to find that, in a psychiatric hospital, he stays there for as long as the doctors feel that he's 'sick'.]]
23rd Dec '15 3:41:37 PM eroock
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No bolding for work titles. See format rules on How To Create A Works Page, 4th paragraph "No bolding is used for work titles" and FAQ: "What emphasis do I use for the title?: Whatever you do, it does not belong in boldface-font."
'''''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''''', a 1962 novel by Creator/KenKesey, takes place in an insane asylum run by Miss Ratched, the Big Nurse, who rules over the patients with an iron fist... and her machines, of course, according to narrator Chief Bromden.
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'''''One ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''''', Nest'', a 1962 novel by Creator/KenKesey, takes place in an insane asylum run by Miss Ratched, the Big Nurse, who rules over the patients with an iron fist... and her machines, of course, according to narrator Chief Bromden.
19th Dec '15 6:25:19 AM cheedo
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* HateSink: Nurse Ratched. According to the DVD extras, at one point it got so bad that Louise Fletcher ''herself'' stripped naked on set to "prove she wasn't a monster".
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Sweden when it came out. * HateSink: Nurse Ratched. According to the DVD extras, at one point it got so bad that Louise Fletcher ''herself'' stripped naked to her underwear on set to "prove she wasn't a monster".
9th Dec '15 8:40:55 PM DN26
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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] himself at the end.]]
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* * [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] [=McMurphy=] himself at the end.]]
23rd Nov '15 5:55:33 AM MegaMarioMan
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* WhamLine: The book being from Bromden's perspective and the movie from Mac's provides us with two contrasting reveals, both of which are provided by a single line: in the movie, [[spoiler: Mac passes supposedly deaf/mute Bromden a stick of chewing gum and Bromden says, "Thank you."]] The book's WhamLine is possibly less impactful on the story, as it is more illustrative of a character than something that fundamentally changes our perception of them, but it still comes as a shock: we know [[spoiler: Bromden is faking being deaf/mute right from the start.]] What we don't know until roughly the halfway point is that [[spoiler: Mac has him figured out quite early on: Chief reacts when Mac warns him about the black aide coming to which Mac responded with a snicker and "they told me you was deaf."]]
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* WhamLine: The book being from Bromden's perspective and the movie from Mac's provides us with two contrasting reveals, both of which are provided by a single line: in the movie, [[spoiler: Mac passes supposedly deaf/mute Bromden a stick of chewing gum and Bromden says, "Thank you."]] The book's WhamLine is possibly less impactful on the story, as it is more illustrative of a character than something that fundamentally changes our perception of them, but it still comes as a shock: we know [[spoiler: Bromden is faking being deaf/mute right from the start.]] What we don't know until roughly the halfway point is that [[spoiler: Mac has him figured out quite early on: Chief reacts when Mac warns him about the black aide coming to which Mac responded with a snicker and "they "I thought somebody told me you was deaf.deef."]]

19th Nov '15 3:30:48 PM skybox
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* MaliciousMisnaming: Nurse Ratched calls [=McMurphy=] "[=McMurry=]" as a power play. [=McMurphy=] lets her know (without stating it straight out) that he knows it's intentional.
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* MaliciousMisnaming: Nurse Ratched calls [=McMurphy=] "[=McMurry=]" as a power play. [=McMurphy=] lets her know (without stating it straight out) that he knows it's intentional. intentional, and at one point he returns the favor by calling her "Nurse Rat-shed."
12th Nov '15 2:38:49 AM aerojockey
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* {{Irony}}: The ''entire plot'' is a large-scale example of situational irony. [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] cons his way into being committed because he's too lazy to serve out a light sentence on the work farm for statutory rape. The fact that Murphy knows he doesn't belong there makes him chafe with the staff and leads to him not only getting llabelled ''genuinely'' insane, but also ''lobotomized''... and then '''dead'''.]]
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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}: ** The ''entire plot'' is a large-scale example of situational irony. [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] cons his way into being committed because he's too lazy to serve out a light sentence on the work farm for statutory rape. The fact that Murphy knows he doesn't belong there makes him chafe with the staff and leads to him not only getting llabelled ''genuinely'' insane, but also ''lobotomized''... and then '''dead'''.]]]] ** Patients in the Disturbed Ward, which houses patients with violent or self-harming tendencies, are treated much more humanely than the ones in Nurse Ratched's ward. The nurse in the Disturbed Ward actually tries to keep patients there longer to keep them away from Ratched.

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* {{Irony}}: The ''entire plot'' is a large-scale example of situational irony. [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] cons TitleDrop: In the novel, the child's poem containting the title appears when Bromden narrates [[spoiler:the repressed memories from his way into being committed because he's too lazy to serve out a light sentence on the work farm for statutory rape. The fact childhood that Murphy knows he doesn't belong there makes him chafe with the staff and leads come to him not only getting llabelled ''genuinely'' insane, but also ''lobotomized''... and then '''dead'''.]]his mind during electroshock therapy]].
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