Chapters 16-18 Journal

Chapters 16-18 - towards the end of the reading Without McMurphy they lose their voice and are destined to live a life in which they don’t get

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Max Sauberman Ms. Tipiere American Literature Acc. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Chapters 16-18 Journal These chapters demonstrated a change in McMurphy’s attitude towards the mental hospital. He considers the point brought up by the lifeguard, which he may be there for an indefinite amount of time. McMurphy subsequently thinks that perhaps he made a mistake and should have made it through the labor camp for more time, as it would have presented him the better situation. These thoughts are extremely indicative of the theory in which McMurphy is perfectly sane. Meanwhile, all of the patients are “behind” McMurphy’s complaints towards Ratched’s regime, and are a bit taken back by McMurphy’s lack of action
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Unformatted text preview: towards the end of the reading. Without McMurphy, they lose their voice, and are destined to live a life in which they don’t get what they want. McMurphy provided them with a voice for their opinions, and without his assertive power, they’re back to being worthless. Cheswick takes this particularly far, and commits suicide. Thus, not only do we see a change in McMurphy’s opinion, but a change in the way that the rest of the patients react to their situation without an extremely vocal McMurphy....
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