Essays Tagged: "Nurse Ratched"

A Comparison Between The Movie And play of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Over the Cuckoo's NestWhen R.P. McMurphy started to show signs of leadership amongst the patients, Nurse Ratched started to become jealous of his position with the patients. I am going to compare Dal ... the same title. The play is similar to the movie in many ways. The battle between R.P. McMurphy and Nurse Ratched appears in both the play and the movie. McMurphy and Ratched are both struggling to ha ...

(5 pages) 87 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey

in this book deal with control, be it the character of McMurphy who is unable to handle control, or Nurse Ratched the head nurse on the ward whose job requires her to be in control. The world of One F ... The Chief that there is still hope if the people who are being controlled have the power to resist.Nurse Ratched is a mean woman whose job revolves around control. She depends on people who are less ...

(3 pages) 109 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ken Kesely's novel, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest ". Talks about peoples' ability to use power to control and manipulate situations

an lead to conflictas it did in Ken Kesely's novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest when McMurphyand Nurse Ratched meet each other.McMurphy has been after Nurse Ratched's power right from the beginning ... inning.After the first group meeting he pointed out that the meeting was like a 'peckingparty'. The Nurse starts it with pointing out something wrong with someone andthen the men join in with their cr ...

(3 pages) 108 1 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salvation through McMurphy - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

st focuses on the battle between the fun loving but rebellious Randle Patrick McMurphy and the head nurse, Miss Ratched. McMurphy's disciples are the weak patients in the mental ward. Among them is Da ... ut the most open. The narrator of the story, Chief Bromden is also a patient. Using shame and fear, Nurse Ratched strips these men and the other patients of their courage and manipulates them into doi ...

(5 pages) 152 1 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is analyzed using psychoanalytic, reader-response, feminist, and Marxist criticism.

ng into Theory - One Flew Over the CuckOo's Nest (Question #2)Psychoanalytic ApproachTextual PassageNurse Pilbo: Take your medicine, Mr. McMurphyMcMurphy: What's in the horse pill?Nurse Pilbo: It's go ... pill?Nurse Pilbo: It's good for you. Don't get angry, Mr. McMurphyMcMurphy: I'm not getting angry, Nurse Pilbo. I just don't like taking anything when I don't know what it is. I don't want anyone sli ...

(14 pages) 425 9 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How does the film "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" explore rebellion?

the authorities, and the acts of rebellion that inevitably follow. The most prominent authority is Nurse Ratched and her henchmen staff. The nurse is a middle-aged woman who superficially appears to ... s the men from communicating with one another. Threats are also used to keep the men under control. Nurse Ratched is the main culprit in this department. She unscrupulously threatens to tell Billy's m ...

(3 pages) 64 1 4.1 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

What is the novel "One flew over the cuckoos nest" by Ken Kesey saying about the role of women?

ovel looks at the power women have over men. These viewpoints are illustrated through the character Nurse Ratched and the control she has over the male characters and through some patients and their p ... e characters and through some patients and their personal experiences with the women in their lives.Nurse Ratched is the head nurse of the mental institution in which the story is set. The story is se ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Fahrenheit 451. protagonists serve as catalysts in setting characters free by pulling them out of hiding and leading them to their own recognition

t it should be.Chief Broom is hiding deep in his past memories, deep in the "fog." He believes that Nurse Ratched (the Big Nurse) can set the clock to any speed. Sometimes everything is painfully fast ... fog as well. This is clearly a delusion, but metaphorically it is true. The status quo enforced by Nurse Ratched functions to dull the patients' senses. Her tight routine makes everything seem to mov ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Essay primarily evaluating the theme of madness on Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Titled: Salutary Suggestions of Sanity

g a degree of madness, the leader in society has certain quirks not unlike the common man. The "Big Nurse" Ratched asserts her dominance as the leader in the ward in Kesey's novel. The nurse's name so ... on what would have otherwise been a perfect work, and you can see how she is bitter about it." The nurse has a defect, as does everyone from the great manufacturer; she is a perfectionist and is inse ...

(5 pages) 51 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", "The Picture of Dorian Grey", "All Quiet on the Western Front", and "Balzac" and the "Little Chinese Seamstress".

comparing the roles of men and women by reversing them. The ward is a perfect example. In this ward Nurse Ratched, the head nurse, has power over the patients in the ward. She also, curiously enough h ... g on the patients. Kesey portrays the character of a highly manipulative, shrewd and heartless Head Nurse, who would stop at nothing to achieve her goal: to attain total control over the ward, a role ...

(8 pages) 81 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Critical Response on "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

on, and begins to wage war "on behalf of his fellow inmates". However he finds himself at odds with Nurse Ratched, a strict, manipulative and methodical woman who runs the ward like a "precision-made ... like a "precision-made machine". The book follows McMurphy's actions that constantly clash with the Nurse, and what she represents: authority. By the end of the book, there are many examples of strugg ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

tem 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, the c ... e, 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 control ...

(3 pages) 85 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Thorough Analysis of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey.. 4 Important Characters, Quotes, Conflict & Setting

table than jail. Little does he realize that the mental institution is a dreary place tyrannized by Nurse Ratched, who punishes insubordination with electroshocks and lobotomy. McMurphy tries to rally ... mental institution, and is successful at first. He leads the other patients against the tyranny of Nurse Ratched. He rallies them against her, while trying to better their lives one by one. He takes ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey: An analysis of the curative and transforming power of laughter over the plot, characters and settings of both the novel and film.

some of the guys to laugh. It bothers him that the best they can do is grim weakly" (Kesey 92). For nurse Ratched, laughter is dangerous. If someone laughs, he is expressing his emotions of happiness, ... individualism and in consequence a "rebel" attitude and disobedience of her totalitarian rule. Nig Nurse "speaks for the fixed patter, the unbreakable routine, the submission of the individual will t ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is about the film ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST it explains several social psychological theories and influencing behaviours

d influencing behaviours. This film focuses on Mc Murphy's problems about obedience and conforming, nurse Ratched's problems with disobedient and nonconformist people and also the situational forces t ... ve positive consequences for others and they do not do things that get them in trouble. For example Nurse Ratched encourages Billy to start the therapy. She tells him that he will receive a tangible r ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest": Analysis of Nurse Ratched.

Nurse Ratched--as the supreme, authoritative, and callous overseer for the mental ward--probably bel ... psychologically control them to get at the root of their problems via therapy sessions. It is clear Nurse Ratched genuinely believes she can be helpful to the patients, but only in a strictly ordered, ... beat him at his own game.The electric shock treatment McMurphy received was certainly advocated by Nurse Ratched. She believed that for most of the patients, therapy and anesthetic medication was tre ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"

l, he sees an opportunity to make money from his fellow patients and quickly tries to befriend them.Nurse Ratched, the head nurse in charge of the ward, carefully watches McMurphy and labels him as a ... re towards one another. Later, when he asks them why they are so destructive, McMurphy is told that Nurse Ratched is in charge and wants them to be at each other's throats. They also warn him that she ...

(6 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To what extent does the writer present the individual as powerless in the face of society in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"?

ajor things that lead to Billy feeling powerless, in the face of society, by the other patients, by Nurse Ratched, and his mother. Also the feeling of powerlessness, leading to the extent of self-infl ... or the cigarette burns off the back of your hands. I can't give you a new mother. And as far as the nurse riding you like this, rubbing your nose in your weakness till what little dignity you got left ...

(6 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The quote "if you want to make enemies try to change something" by Woodrow Wilson is applied in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Discuss

was no fighting or hostility between any of the patients, and this was because no change occurred. Nurse Ratched had total and complete control over everyone and everything. All patients conform to h ... hange things. He questioned what was in his pills and refused to take them. By doing this he became Nurse Ratched’s enemy and was lobotomised so that order was retained and so that fear was insti ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Cuckoo's Nest; Caracter Sketch

the harsh walls of an Oregon mental hospital ruled by the iron hand of a repressive dictator called Nurse Ratched. The reader first meets Randle P. McMurphy through the eyes of the book's narrator, a ... with his tales of fighting, gambling, and women.He seems to be afraid of nothing including the Big Nurse (Nurse Ratched) who runs the ward like a well oiled machine. At the hospital becomes th ...

(5 pages) 1173 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers