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McMurphy arrives at a crucial point in the Chiefs life The Chief has endured years in the hospital years of self-imposed silence years of abuse Hes undergone over 200 shock treatments Clearly he is a strong man But now we see his strength is near its end He tells us One of these days Ill quit straining and let myself go completely lose myself in the fog McMurphys arrival at first seems able only to postpone that day slightly The Chief is entertained and impressed by the new patient who reminds him of his father but hes also frightened of him The freedom that McMurphy offers is as much a threat as it is a blessing-and the Chief reacts to it as he does to all threats by cowering in the fog In fact by the time McMurphy is battling for his right to watch the World Series the stress within the Chief is so great it seems he will at last lose himself in the fog completely Its easier to be lost than to be sensitive to all the pain and injury the Combine has caused pain and injury that neither he nor anyone else can heal But the Chief does not lose himself Instead he raises his hand to vote with McMurphy This is a tribute to McMurphys strength of character but it is also a tribute to the Chiefs For as the Chiefs hand rises he at first claims McMurphy is pulling it with invisible strings just as Nurse Ratched might have Then he corrects himself No Thats not the truth I lifted it myself The fact is that the Chief possesses his own reserves of courage-it just took McMurphy to remind him that they were there Once this breakthrough is made the Chief slowly
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