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Chapters 19-22 Journal

Chapters 19-22 Journal - will always be bigger than any of...

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Max Sauberman Ms. Tipiere American Literature Acc. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Chapters 19-22 Journal These chapters expose us to a new side of McMurphy, a side that we have never seen before. We also follow McMurphy as he learns about seizures and harmful treatments, and begins to truly get afraid. In the scene with Sefelt and Frederickson, McMurphy learns about the seizure, and is sympathetic of Frederickson and Sefelt, who suffer from seizures. If that’s not bad enough, he is then exposed to the Shock Shop and learns about lobotomy. Here is where he learns that he’s not in control, as there’s always something that can control him, and his brain, no matter how controlling he may seem within the asylum. As Chief points out, the Combine
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Unformatted text preview: will always be bigger than any of the patients, even bigger than Nurse Ratched. I see a clear connection between this inference I just made and the Dickinson poem we read today in class. In the end, McMurphy truly feels betrayed and alone, as he learns that he is one of the only people who is committed to be there, where everyone else stays there voluntarily, and puts up with Ratched because they know that it’s in their benefit. Slowly, McMurphy begins to realize this, and whereas he finds it to be unfair, he finally understands the actions of his seemingly insane fellow patients. Perhaps they are not so insane after all....
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