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What happens to Nurse Ratched at the end of the book?

What happens to Nurse Ratched at the end of the book?

What happens to Nurse Ratched at the end of the book? Furious, McMurphy attacks Ratched and strangles her. He also tears off her clothes for all the other inmates to see. He is taken away to the Disturbed facility.

What does Nurse Ratched represent in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?

A former army nurse, Nurse Ratched represents the oppressive mechanization, dehumanization, and emasculation of modern society—in Bromden’s words, the Combine. Her nickname is “Big Nurse,” which sounds like Big Brother, the name used in George Orwell’s novel 1984 to refer to an oppressive and all-knowing authority.

Why does McMurphy punch the glass?

McMurphy premeditatedly punches the glass to emphasize his power and strength. Kesey is suggesting that McMurphy is now displaying a bigger threat to Nurse Ratched and that he is beginning to impose on her power over the ward. He is threatening Nurse Ratched’s authority to the ward.

What does McMurphy do that causes Ratched to lose her composure?

McMurphy finally persuades Bromden to raise his hand, but Ratched says the vote is closed. During the afternoon cleaning chores, McMurphy declares that it is time for the game. She screams and rants at them for breaking the schedule, and McMurphy wins his bet that he could make her lose her composure.

Is McMurphy selfish?

At the beginning of the novel, McMurphy’s actions are selfish, but as time goes on they begin to shift towards selfless ones, demonstrating McMurphy’s battle for others, not himself. Upon his entrance to the ward, he is considered a “manipulator” by Nurse Ratched (27).

Was McMurphy really mentally ill?

McMurphy is actually a schemer who rebels against authority. He purposely puts himself in a postition where he is put in the mental ward to avoid labor at the work farm. Unfortunately, he takes his rebellion a little too far in his quest to break Ratched….. as he’s the one left broken and impaired by a lobotomy.

What did bromden’s father and uncle do with his grandmother’s dead body?

White supremacy is obvious when Bromden’s grandmother dies and government regulations require that she be buried according to white practices. After the required burial, Bromden, his father, and Uncle Running-and-Jumping Wolf dig up her body and give it traditional funeral rites.