Lasky Thesis Statement - The mental institution which restricts the settings and moods the films sets in different scenes.
Narrated by Chief Bromden, a large Native American man, the story tells mainly of a newcomer to the hospital, Randle Mc Murphy, who is not actually mentally ill, but pretends to be to escape work detail.
A much-feared middle-aged woman named Mildred Ratched runs the hospital.
Individually, To do so all at once would likely be too great a shock so Mc Murphy starts inside the hospital with simply moving the group to another day room.
Gradually, they are able to spend more time out of the ward with activities like basketball and the pool.
- “There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back.
Life 's point of no return.” - Dag Hammarskjold This quote flawlessly describes the state each main character reaches in Chapter 28 of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.She much prefers mental control and the main focus for her efforts of control.She has become a master of subtlety and misdirection.The setting primarily takes place in a mental hospital on a locked ward which limits the characters’ physical freedoms.The characters are constantly coerced and demeaned by the antagonist Ms. Beneath all is a subtext of sexual repression which is constantly fought against by Mc Murphy.One of the most easily addressable themes is that of freedom and its limitations placed upon the characters in the novel.Many types of freedoms are addressed ranging from the tangible and real to the perceived and implied.[tags: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest] - The novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey is about the power structure of a mental ward from the perspective of a patient, Bromden. Many of the patients on the ward are not necessarily insane however do not fit in with pre established societal norms and have chosen a life away from these norms.The men who are voluntary have given in to the staff and follow them like sheep, however, the men who are committed need controlling according to society so they were sent to the ward....[tags: Randle Mc Murphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest] - “We are victims of a matriarchy here my friends…” (Harding).A matriarchy is a social order where women have power.