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A Comparative Analysis of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Office Space by Mike Judge
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Disobedience is happening everywhere in the world for many different reasons but when is this defiance acceptable In the book One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey and the movie Office Space directed by the suggestion that breaking the rules is suitable is displayed many times In these instances the two main characters are the ones who start to cause the trouble but when viewing these works the viewer would most likely side with them because of the terrible treatment from the higher power that they receive In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Nurse Ratched is the controller of the ward and has very tight reign over the men and their feelings In contrast the movie Office Space has a boss named Lumburg who has a very annoying management style that can be confusing and difficult to work with Although in both the book and the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Office Space the two main characters McMurphy and Peter are morally disobedient it is justified because of the dehumanization from their higher powersThe two main characters McMurphy and Peter similarly are being dehumanized and put down causing them to act out and be disobedient Nurse Ratched controls the ward and has very strict rules McMurphy enters the ward with the intention to help the other men in the ward realize their oppression and teach them a way to rebel against it In the book the men have weekly group meetings to talk about the problems in their lives As one man starts to talk to the group Big Nurse Nurse Ratched usually hushes him at this point even though hes maybe got more to say Kesey 50 The men normally are not able to tell their whole story which puts them down and makes them feel insupirior to Nurse Ratched In the same way
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