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Amiebrooke Lord Abnormal Psychology April Hollenhorst One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest This movie demonstrates much of what I despise about my fellow feeble-minded Americans In this movie I saw stereotypes galore and almost every cliche in the book For example one voluntary patient is seeking therapy for his marital problems It seems that he and his wife were having sexual problems This ultimately leads everyone patients and viewers alike to believe that this man must be gay As if this werent enough we have to have the blind-deaf-and-dumb-guy and of course hes foreign The central character in this drama is Randal McMurphy Mac is a new patient at the mental institution He was transferred from a nearby prison He seems to have been committed not for mental illness but because he is resistant to authority In the past he has been arrested for such things as assault and statutory rape He may be a criminal and he may deserve to be in jail but he is not insane He was just too much work for the prison guards cause I dont sit there like a goddamn vegetable he says I believe the only dangerous thing about Mac is his desire to fight authority and I believe the danger is only for the authority figures He may not go about his struggle in a lawful manner but I do believe he has some good sane ideas and beliefs which he tries to maintain in all of his situations For example in jail he didnt feel it was right for the authorities to demand he act as a vegetable and I agree with him In the institution he felt that decisions should be made democratically and fairly and he fought for this belief which inevitably lead to punishment by ECT Another influential character in this movie is Billy Billy has some obvious self-esteem issues I feel the portion of
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