Conformity: One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

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“One flew over the cuckoos nest” Is based on conformity. Is this more dangerous than not? What can the characters loose if they choose to do so? If they then choose, what is at stake for they’re lives and future? Even if they where to choose from the above, would that still help them in the long run while occupying the asylum? There are many different ways to go about this, I’ve given you a few examples.

Members of society amongst the ward are faced with blending in, conforming. But what is the advocate for this scared emotion? That reason is Big Nurse, the supervisor for the characters in the book. She sets the schedules, makes sure the men are in order, and “That every living thing is working properly like a clock”. Why are they so afraid? Everything they do may seem normal; the general idea of the situation seems fine. But from the main character “chiefs” point of view, that is the farthest thing from the truth. There are so many things that go on under the radar of the head supervisors of the entire ward, and even the world, no one has any idea of the different things that happen. In summery, non conformity can be very dangerous.

Persons on the ward are faced with the “Every man for himself” statement. If you where to be that person who tattles on a peer, you may be of benefit in the long run. Whether it’s extra food, sleep, or pillows, it’s a plus to their lifestyles. If trouble strikes, you face abuse of power. You will be worked on surgically, for “psychological analysis” and most likely end up a chronic vegetable. You could be subject to abuse of drugs, to either knock you out, or have other unmentionable things done to you. The drugs could either make you extremely fatigued, and or incapable of movement also. There are many other ways of torture, like a red pill that is basically a tracking device they have in you for an estimated twenty four hours also. The Big nurse may yell at you, and symbolically take they’re manhood away. This is one of the...
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