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Mo Zaky 982004 Ms Fisk One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey Summary Randle McMurphy does not object to being transferred from jail to a mental institution because he thinks a mental institution will be far more comfortable than jail Little does he realize that the mental institution is a dreary place tyrannized by Nurse Ratched who punishes insubordination with electroshocks and lobotomy McMurphy tries to rally the patients against Ratched and he is successful however he realizes that Ratched is the only one who could ever free him from the institution He begins to listen to her but when a patient drowns himself because he feels betrayed by McMurphy McMurphy rebels against her once again He is lobotomized the patients are all transferred to a different ward and the narrator Chief Bromden regains his sanity and escapes through a window Four Important Characters Chief Bromden- Chief Bromden is a half-White half-Native-American who throughout his childhood was always made to feel inferior He was bullied and his opinion was never cared for He eventually began to withdraw into himself until he began to talk so rarely that he was believed by many to be deaf and dumb He is in the institution for paranoia hallucinations and the fact that he believes himself to be small and weak while he is 67 and muscular He narrates the story McMurphy- McMurphy is the protagonist of the book He tries to bring life to the mental institution and is successful at first He leads the other patients against the tyranny of Nurse Ratched He rallies them against her while trying to better their lives one by one He takes them fishing gives them parties and even orders a prostitute for one of the patients He sacrifices himself for the good of the patients Nurse Ratched- Nurse Ratched is the antagonist of the novel She shows no signs of femininity
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