As we read and discussed Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), we
As we read and discussed Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), we considered how the ward/ combine functions to control and reshape each patient’s behavior and personality. The ward/ combine, in short, turns collective accepted notions of what constitutes right and wrong into an end which justifies almost any means, and thus puts each patient in a position of shame and fear; this is how social and emotional control is achieved and maintained. The machinery of the combine is brought to bear on the main character (Randle P. McMurphy) with intense focus, and in doing so mutes (and ultimately eliminates) the very behaviors which were seemingly vital to his survival (and the survival of his compatriots) in other circumstances. In this essay, you must address the following question: despite the various unsavory elements of his character, should McMurphy still be considered a hero at the end of this novel? If so, why? If not, why so? Be specific in addressing the question as regards your use of the primary text as evidence. Do not merely answer the question directly, but rather assert a thesis in response to the core question. Please follow the POINT TO CONSIDER add a title

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