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I THEME The author is making a comment on man vs man II PLOT The story is based in a mental institution in which at first is very orderly and structured An interesting twist to the story is the point of view it is taken from It is taken from the point of view of the patients of the hospital not of the ward nurses and workers The orderly hospital had its rebels come in and they were quickly and easily molded and shaped into the proper patient that is until a panhandler named Randle Patrick McMurphy showed up Though probably considered a quite sane individual he was admitted to the hospital because of a court ruling towards his personal psychiatric help As soon as he got there his happiness and free spirit bewildered the patients and staff of the hospital No one would dare try to do what he did who knew the premonition of what will come But Randle he was different his indomitable will and his concrete spirit kept him from dreading what will come because he had the long-term satisfaction of winning It was his will against the head nurses authority and comparatively strong will in a war against the insane and the more insane This tug of war match between them using the patients as the rope was devastating to both parties The nurse had her authority as a shield and her will as a weapon against Randles slowly diminishing will power Ultimately the nurse lost against Randles doings but she had won against his will power Though he lost his sanity he won the war because all of the people he influenced had kept up the rebellion against the nurse The nurse had ruined her credibility as being able to control her patients III CHARACTERS In the book One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest the main character was unmistakably Randle P McMurphy He was a
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