One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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In 1975 a director by the name of Milos Forman released his film called “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, which in my opinion was an interesting and great film. While conducting some research to see what was going on during the release of this film I discovered that prior to the film we have not too long ago finish fighting in the Vietnam War. After viewing the film multiple times, I started to pick up on the fact that it was more gear toward being in control verses actual mental illness of the patience. There were even times were one could see how it only took one person to exert power that went against the strict rules that were implemented in the mental hospital. In this paper I will be analyzing the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” …show more content…
I believe that the director managed to separate control from freedom. One detailed that I found was the keys the Nurse Ratched kept with her at all times. The set of keys that were vital to the hospital as they show how she had power throughout the film. Nurse Ratched even had the key with her when she took the men out for exercising. At one point the camera even focuses in on the keys around her wrist making them the main subject indicating that they were somehow important in the film. It was a since of emphasizing the power of ownership and being in power. The keys also have a way of representing freedom. Not freedom for Nurse Ratchet, but freedom for the patients. Many of the patience as mentioned in the film are voluntarily there, but some are not and would like to live life as they are supposed to. For those that would like to be free view the keys as a way to escape and become independent. Another object in the film that had a lot of meaning to it was the cigarettes, that belonged to the patients. I found as the film played out that the cigarettes was someone a sense of freedom for the patients as they belong to them and the make decision to when and if they want to smoke them. Nurse Ratched was on a mission to find a way so that should would have power of the cigarettes even though they belong to the patients and

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