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Chapters 9-11 Journal

Chapters 9-11 Journal - as McMurphy is actually placing...

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Max Sauberman Ms. Tipiere American Literature Acc. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Chapters 9-11 Journal React to what you read. These chapters heighten the conflict between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched, as it seems that McMurphy is perpetually out to get her, and have her crack. Doctor Spivey actually befriends McMurphy, as they both graduated from the same high school. McMurphy’s ability to relate to the doctor suggests that he’s different from the rest of the patients, and definitely saner. They come up with an idea to hold a carnival, which of course Nurse Ratched turns down, and then come up with a plan to create a second day room to eliminate the music, which she turns down until the doctor has a reasonable plan. The nurse is incredibly frustrated after this,
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Unformatted text preview: as McMurphy is actually placing some control on her, having her change (or at least consider) policy for his benefit. They clearly have established themselves as foils and bitter enemies: one wants complete authoritarian control, and the other wants free liberation. They are bound for conflict, which we see in these chapters. Finally, we see a wild competitive side of McMurphy, who gets riled up when he can’t convince the rest of the patients to vote on his side regarding a television for the World Series, and then tries to complete a dare that is completely impossible. McMurphy is therefore ultracompetitive and will always strive for others to perceive him as their leader and alpha-male character, and when he can’t get that, he gets very frustrated....
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