Chapters 4-5 Journal

Chapters 4-5 Journal - isnt his fault and that hes possibly...

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Max Sauberman Ms. Tipiere American Literature Acc. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Chapters 4-5 Journal These two chapters exposed the “norm” and daily life at the facility before the arrival of McMurphy, to emphasize how life at the mental institution will change once McMurphy has arrived. There is an ever-present sense of control and regulation, and everything runs on a predetermined schedule. The narrator also emphasizes the differences between the days of the Acutes, the Chronics, the Walkers, the Wheelers, and the Vegetables. We learn a bit about Chief’s past, having awkwardly rejected a girl’s flirtatious come-on. In addition, much is learned about McMurphy’s past: he is sexually overzealous, he was arrested for statutory rape (which he attests
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Unformatted text preview: isnt his fault), and that hes possibly faking mental illness. However, he convinces the doctors that he is not sane. So far, it seems like this accusation is possible, as McMurphy possesses good logical analysis of his surroundings, and a very rational belligerent attitude. However, to McMurphys dismay, the institution is very controlled, which foreshadows him attempting to change just that. The sexually overzealous person he is, McMurphy confronts Harding and suggests Nurse Ratched is coming onto him, which she masks by pecking at his eyes. This negates our previous hypothesis about McMurphy being a logical thinker and potentially sane, and allows us to classify him as one with an overimaginative perverse mind....
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