Essay: Story of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
On the other hand, Randle McMurphy is confident, sexual, dirty noisy and as big as chief Bromden. He represents freedom in the ward, which is accustomed to oppression as he is proud and expresses his feelings without fear. When he is talking nobody even Nurse Ratched is able to raise her voice. In the novel McMurphy proves that he may not be crazy but he is out to change the hospital’s rules and regulations to his advantage.
He sacrifices himself just as Christ did in order to save the other patients from the brutal nurse since he believes that the hospital should more accommodating than the “where the government had committed him at Pendleton Farm for correction”. (Kesey 40) In the beginning, he is the direct opposite of Chief Bromden, but his guest to save all the patients makes an insane man. In the end, Bromden emerges heroic for he regains his sanity and is able to escape from the hospital. McMurphy is left in the hospital doing what he loves most, saving others as Bromden gets better, and he is deteriorating.