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One flew over the Cuckoos nest by Ken Kesey is about patients and doctors in a mental institution The author talks a lot about what goes on in this institute The main points in this book deal with control be it the character of McMurphy who is unable to handle control or Nurse Ratched the head nurse on the ward whose job requires her to be in control The world of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is dark it is a place where control leads to destruction but the novel shows through the character of The Chief that there is still hope if the people who are being controlled have the power to resist Nurse Ratched is a mean woman whose job revolves around control She depends on people who are less fortunate than her to make a living Her need to control others is an unfortunate trait that she has because it makes people unable to think for themselves and it also leads to destruction One example of this is when Nurse Ratched caught one of the patients Billy Bibbit with a woman The nurse feeling the need to control Billy threatened to tell his mother Billy begged Nurse Ratched not to tell her but when his requests were refused Billy slashed his neck with a broken bottle and killed himself Billys life was destroyed because of Nurse Ratcheds need to control others Another place that we see the dark world is when we examine the relationship between Nurse Ratched and RP McMurphy McMurphy is a happy and rebellious man He is not used to being controlled so when he gets into the institution he refuses to be controlled by Nurse Ratched I can get the best of that woman- before the week is up-without her getting the best of me Nurse Ratched constantly feels the need to control McMurphy Ever since the moment that McMurphy walks
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