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Who Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest In the 1975 film adoption to Ken Keseys novel One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest the character Randall McMurphy brings the hospital to life with his ability to undermine the rules and regulations of his ward After being sent to jail for alleged statutory rape McMurphy fakes insanity to relieve himself of backbreaking prison labor After the prison hears his plea McMurphy is sent to an insane asylum presumably in Central Oregon for a 90-day evaluation of mental illness Once inside the confines of the asylum two hospital attendants dressed in white move Randall McMurphy through the double doors Among the white walls and white floors we see McMurphy wearing blue jeans a tight-blue skullcap and a black leather jacket Symbolically McMurphy is to represent the outside world entering this cold lifeless pale institution Upon his entrance to the ward which will inevitably become his final resting place McMurphy jokes with the current patients while holding a pornographic deck of cards rolled-up in his sleeve Aside from McMurphys immediate impulse to question the policy of the institution which required all the patients to take the same medicinal pills regardless of their illness McMurphys first challenge is to overthrow the head nurse Nurse Ratched Nurse Ratched is not concerned about the welfare of her patients but only with the intense power that she possesses over them When McMurphy sees that the patients are weak and afraid of defying Nurse Ratched specifically within the group sessions he appoints himself as leader to a revolt against the hospital McMurphy continually questions the rules of the institution and in the process sets an example for the other patients But it is not until the first therapy sessions with McMurphy that patients like Chesswick and Martini act out against the system and begin to question Nurse Ratcheds wretched ways McMurphy is a man who simply loves life and could
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