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1 Ken Kesey implies that some of the inmates have machine-like qualities by describing their hands as dead mechanical birds that they are wonders of tiny bones and wires- they seem to be physically made of bits and pieces of metal All the patients react in a rather unwelcoming manner making the reader believe that they are all thinking on the same wavelength and that they seem to be a group of robots that are programmed in the same manner This is because even after McMurphys cheerful attitude and attempts to dig out a laugh the patients can only stand in shock unable to comprehend the happiness McMurphy seems to radiate The big nurses unwillingness and frustration at deviating from routine shows that she is somewhat mechanical being comfortable with the same thing over and over We can tell this through the way she tells McMurphy everyone must follow the rules The comparison of the nurses lips to a dolls lips are in that triangular shape like dolls lips highlights the artificiality of the nurse and the lack of any traces of humanity- portraying her as more machine than human 2 The Big Nurse calls McMurphy McMurry in order to show that he is unimportant and that it doesnt matter if she gets his name wrong This tells us that the nurse is authoritarian and has thinks little of those below her in the social hierarchy of the psychological institute ie she thinks herself superior Although the nurse says McMurphys name wrong she still speaks in a precise and formal manner addressing him as Mr McMurry instead calling him by his first name McMurphy on the other hand is seen as a warm open figure through his casual manner of speaking He speaks lightheartedly and tries to put a humorous spin on peoples names- Whats your story big chief McMurphy however does not use a mocking tone showing he is completely friendly and sociable
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