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1 Write a thorough character analysis of Randall P McMurphy Consider the following in your discussion a How does the narrator describe McMurphy b What does McMurphy say about his own background and personality c What do McMurphys actions reveal about his personality d What do other characters think of McMurphy e What do you see as McMurphys strong and weak characteristics f What is your own evaluation of McMurphys rightness or wrongness Mr McMurphy is described and interpreted throughout the novel as being large thunderous sexual active unhygienic and confident throughout all of his actions He represents the sexuality freedom and self determination which he does not try to refute but tries to strengthen One could clearly see that McMurphy shows these attributes by the way he comes across to others He is first introduced as a fearless undaunted person ready to face his next challenge He is considered to be a free spirit and wont yield his energy to acclimatize to the lifestyle that Nurse Ratched would like him to embark upon The narrator chief Bromden establishes that McMurphy is not in fact insane but that he is trying to manipulate the system so that it may work to his advantage He believes that the Combine would be a luxury compared to the Pendleton Work Farm where he had previously been serving a six-month sentence McMurphys true saneness which is construed throughout the novel conflicts with him being instituted into an insane institution His true personality is revealed through his actions of selflessness He is considered to be altruism on behalf of the others on the ward which calls one to reminisce on Christs sacrifice of himself on the cross to redeem mankind from the corruptions and manipulations of Satan which in the novel is represented by Nurse Ratched McMurphys actions often follow the actions of Christ in the Gospels He submits himself to a baptism upon entering the ward
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