Sexism/Racism in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Now First and Foremost, i must Explain this, I payed little attention to the novel and movie, but this Essay will more then likley get you a C or a B, Depending on if you make changes to the paragraph that starts with The portrayal of woman in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is in a way, a role reversal. The Woman are strong, leaders and feed off the power they possess as the men are weak, passive-non aggressors who get ordered around and (until the introduction of McMurphy) have no say in what activities or what happens. it retells the story too much and needs fixing but i think that i have almost done this with my final copy, please e-mail me on if you can think of a better way of putting it.also, make sure that the Language is set to your countrys in microsoft word and fix all the "errors" made by my document seeing as im from Australia. with all that done, heres the Essay, esse!

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One flew over the cuckoo’s nest has been criticized for its treatment of race and gender. Why do you think this is the case? Discuss this appraisal of the novel

Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has been criticized because of its treatment of race and gender. Due to many different themes in the story, such criticism is deserved because of its blatant misuse of imagery to depict woman and black men in the story. Nurse Ratched who is the head nurse of the mental ward in the story, rules with an iron fist, has descriptively large breasts in the story and is portrayed as a stereotypical mean old woman. Vera Harding is another good example; she is the openly sexual and attractive wife of dale Harding, also a patient at the ward, who goes around when at the ward and flirts with other men. There is also the issue of the friends of main protagonist McMurphy, two prostitutes who show up occasionally in the novel and are depicted as mere objects. All of these women are portrayed negatively; the women are depicted as either frigid monsters...
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