He wanted to know who was the one in charge; the leader of the loony’s, the craziest out of all of them. McMurphy has a personality of a leader, he wanted to know who was in charge so he could’ve taken his place in a way. Chapter 4: “She appraises them and their hate for a month or so then lets them go because they don’t hate enough. ” Page 26. In this quote, Chief Bromden is talking about Nurse Ratched choosing her aides, the black boys. She evaluates them for about a month, and when she sees that they don’t hate enough, she lets them go. The more they hate her, the more capable they are of working for her.
She taught them her techniques and maybe them almost as bad as her. Chapter 5: “I can’t help it. I was born a miscarriage… I was born dead. ” Page 49 In this quote Pete Bancini is talking to the whole ward. He suffered a brain damage when he was born. It happened during the meeting, Mr. Bancini started saying how tired he is and then he was saying that he was born dead. He said that he’s been dead for fifty five years. When he says he was born a miscarriage, it automatically makes me think that he was born to early, thus he got a brain damage. Not every child that is premature is unhealthy or sick.
But since they’re so small, they have more chances of being sick then the healthy babies. Chapter 5: “I’m a gambler and I’m not in the habit of losing. ” Page 66 This quote is said by McMurphy, to the patients of the ward. He bet with the patients that he can make Nurse Ratched lose her temper within a week. When someone is a gambler, it’s a part of their life, they can’t really stop. So when an offord is giving to gamble they do it. And when McMurphy says that he isn’t in a habbit of losing we already know that by gambling so much he tends to win. Part 2 When it comes to discuss McMurphy as a tragic hero it’s debatable.
... heroism and success fulness and this makes David envy Frank. (Quote page 78) Even though David idolized Frank, his views changed ... own brother for sexually assaulting his patients, and murdering Marie. (Quote page 127) David had shame over his family name. Frank, Wes ... , loving outdoors, riding his horse, fishing, hunting and exploring (Quote page 23), but by the influences and family around him he ...
Some can say that he isn’t really a tragic hero because he entered the institute thinking that it would be more comfortable then Pendleton Work Farm, where he was serving a six month sentence; he also gambled with the patients, who obviously don’t know any better, and always wins, it was always for his benefit. In my opinion, McMurphy changed a lot in that hospital; he showed emotions that stunned the patients in the ward. As Chief Bromden explains, McMurphy represented a lot of things that clashed with the the “rules” of the ward, which were controlled by Nurse Ratched.
McMuphy was like a God, an Idol, when he took those patients out on the sea. He showed them in a way, happiness, something different from what they used to see. He helped Billy Bibbit get over his stuttering by getting him laid, and defended George when the aides wanted to soap him. But what really made him a tragic hero was his last rebellious act; the sacrifice, he attacked Nurse Ratched, tried to strangle her. That left him getting a lobotomy which ended up leaving him as a vegetable. He did all that for the benefit of the patients. He started sane and powerful, and in the end ended up being a vegetable.