Essays Tagged: "Big Nurse"

The feeling of winning and losing in the novel "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" By Ken Kesey. McMurphy and patients win, the Big Nurse loses.

y's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest have always lost because the game is rigged against them by the Big Nurse and the "combine" of society. Her tools are pills, intimidation, electroshock therapy and ... ught to the ward and turns the tide. McMurphy is involved in the competition with the Chief and the Big Nurse; in the end the winners are few but obvious.The Big Nurse has always won at her own game, ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comment on the main themes of the novel, particularly the focus on social control and conformity as well as individuality, self-expression and a sense of freedom:

as well as individuality, self expression and a sense of freedom. The tightly run mental asylum of Big Nurse is the abode of these themes and is merely a microcosm to the outside society itself. The ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

An essay on the novel "Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

system in a comedic manner?One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey shows a battle between Ms. Big Nurse Ratched's manipulative, obsessive, and robotic system to her patients and R.P. McMurphy, t ... ssive, and robotic system to her patients and R.P. McMurphy, the controversial patient in her ward. Big Nurse treats her patients pretty badly, emotionally. She uses their emotional disability to cont ...

(3 pages) 85 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Character analysis, symbolism, what is "truth"?. Lots of quotes.

many things, it is easier to see the truth while on the outside, getting a total view, getting the big picture. This is one of the reasons why Chief is the ideal character for the role of narrator in ... ghter even "...shakes the walls of the hospital" (16). This is exactly why the conflict between the Big Nurse and McMurphy proves to be so intense; his passionate and emotional nature is a threat to t ...

(7 pages) 91 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

a place where the patients respected the rules dictated by the revered Miss Ratched, the Head, or "Big" Nurse. The patients did not analyze or question the policies created by Big Nurse; they did not ... ll sorts of chaos. He causes all sorts of commotion and intrigue. He is able to make their fears of Big Nurse subside. They trust him, and they rely on him to confront Big Nurse on many issues that ar ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Author: Ken Kesey

shin-digs? Bunch of chickens at a peckin' party?" The situation was awkward to Mc Murphy and Big Nurse is not helping, she says she is "….working towards making worthwhile citizens to tu ... sumes leadership, leading those pathetic men to freedom and individuality even if it means tackling Big Nurse to reach that peak. As the confrontations between Mc Murphy and Nurse Ratch ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One flew over the cuckoos nest

mental illness, which forms the setting and the core of the novel.The leader figure in the ward is Big Nurse, who has complete control over the ward. Any decisions that are made over a patient or wit ... Any decisions that are made over a patient or with regards the running of the ward must go through Big Nurse first. She is seen by the Chief as being almost mechanical in her approach to her running ...

(9 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Utopia in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey there is a power struggle between two characters; McMurphy and Big Nurse. McMurphy wants equal power for everyone in the ward, while Big Nurse wants herself to hav ... to have all the power. In Terms of power Ken Kesey portrays McMurphy as communist. He also portrays big nurse as a capitalist. A communist is one who wants one single class. A Capitalist is one who wa ...

(3 pages) 1074 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

ions. The institution he is placed in is controlled and managed by Nurse Ratched, also known as the Big Nurse, a cold and strict woman who was a former Army nurse. She maintains order by having absolu ... to keep the men in line. Whenever they become violent, she sends them into a special treatment. The Big Nurse is close to being the head of the hospital. Therefore, it is almost impossible for her to ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American