Unformatted text preview: the Billy Bibbit we all know from the beginning, cracks under pressure, and kills himself. It’s also rather anticlimactic that there’s no one particular event that makes Nurse Ratched issue his lobotomy, but rather a gradual decision made over a span of a few weeks. I didn’t approve of this choice by Kesey. Finally, I find it interesting that Chief admires McMurphy to such an extent, he can’t bear to see him lifeless after the lobotomy, so he kills him, for the sake of McMurphy and the rest of the patients. I can’t decide whether this act was selfish (he can’t bear to see a dead McMurphy) or selfless (putting McMurphy out of his misery)....
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- Spring '11
- English-language films, Coming of age, McMurphy