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The One That Flew over the Cuckoos Nest (Leaside) Essay

  • Submitted by: shidms
  • on November 12, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,017 words

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey versus Milos Forman)
Cinema is the produce of a movie as an art. However, the art of cinema can often vary from the original plot and message the storyline tries to convey. For instance, the 1975 film verson of the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” greatly varies from the novel. In order to better represent the message that Ken Kesey’s depicted in the novel I purpose for the character portrayal of Bromden to have a greater role since it focuses on the transformation of character of the men and give a greater emphasis on the theme of societal structure.
Firstly, by portraying Bromden to be a more dominant character
Chief Bromden acts primarily as a narrator who describes external conditions rather than his own psychology. But in Chapter Fifteen, he provides some indication of the origin of his psychological problems. Bromden compares the imaginary “fog machine” of the mental institution to the real fog that apparently surrounded him during wartime as a matter of military tactics. This tale indicates that Chief Bromden likely suffers from some sort of shell-shock caused by his war experience.
Secondly, (transformation of the men)
In Kesey’s original fishing boat scene, the men reel in the fish without the aid of McMurphy. Although the men call out for McMurphy he does nothing but laugh regardless of the chaos around him. His actions of forcing the men to reel in the fish by themselves convey that the men are capable of being independent of others. This scene is meant to be representative of the growth of character in the men. Prior to McMurphys presence the men lacked to ability to do things themselves as they relied and abided by the strict ruled of nurse Ratched.   The fishing trip allows the men to be away from the oppressive environment of the ward. The lightened environment of the fishing trip allows the men to regain their independence and power. However in the original film does not depict the men...

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