Chapters 6-8 Journal

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Max Sauberman Ms. Tipiere American Literature Acc. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Chapters 6-8 Journal React to what you read. In these chapters, we delve further into McMurphy’s rebellious and unique habits and tendencies, and Chief’s hallucinations of the night. However, initially, we are exposed to a conflict in which music is played each night, and all of the patients are able to tune it out (it’s become so habitual). However, the music bothers McMurphy, the new patient, representing his refusal to conform to the norm at the psychiatric ward. We are also further exposed to Nurse Ratched’s various methods of control. I find it evil and inhumane to control the speed of time, a natural constant that should not be disrupted. I also don’t see any humanity in solidifying the air
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Unformatted text preview: of the room, to inhibit the motion of the patients. Without his medication at night, Chief is prone to serious anxiety, as he imagines that the dorm falls down to hidden machinery where people are scalped. Perhaps this state of hallucination is why Chief was admitted to the institution. Finally, McMurphy is so rebellious and strays from the norm to such an extent that he uses soap powder to brush his teeth, supposedly “to rebel” against the ward policy of not having toothpaste available before a certain time. His tendencies make Nurse Ratched boil in anger, and perhaps he will win the bet he made with Harding and the men in a previous chapter....
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