Book Review

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Character analysis

Ken Keseys book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a story about a mental hospital and exercise of power.

Randle McMurphy is a rebel, who comes to the mental hospital. He has lied that he isn’t normal and that he has mental issues, becouse he thinks that in mental hospital will be easyer to survive than in prison. He comes to the hospital and starts to protest against the rules.

McMurphy wants to be seen and heard. He loves attention. McMurphy don’t want to carry his responsibility of his crimes and that makes him just irresponsible. On the other hand, McMurphy is very clever and ultimately a good person. McMurphy wants to help other patients in the hospital and entertain them. McMurphy gets power among the patients and tryes to break a system that has been used in the mental hospital for many years.

McMurphy dont want to spend rest of his life locked up in a mental hospital, so hi makes an escape plan. Hi takes Cheaf, who is narrator of the story, whit him. McMurphy thinks that he and Ceaf are only ones that havent lost their minds in the hospital. McMurphy likes to be independent but at the same time hi wants to be liked. That might be becouse he don’t want to live rest of his life alone as a freak.

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