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He is guilty of battery and gambling.

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See Article History This contribution has not yet been formally edited by Britannica. One of these is Ken Kesey, whose After the lobotomyhe sits and stares at a picture of his wife, and occasionally screams profanities.

Turkle: An elderly African American aide who works the late shift in the ward. Considered among Kesey's finest works, it too would later be adapted into a film directed by and starring Paul Newman with Henry Fonda.

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This Penguin Classics edition includes a preface, never-before published illustrations by the author, and an introduction by Robert Faggen. During group therapy meetings, McMurphy does not let Nurse Ratched have complete control as she has had in the past and as she would like to continue. By the time Kesey began work on his next novel, he believed the key to individual liberation was psychedelic drugs, and he often wrote under the influence of LSD. Colonel Matterson: The oldest patient in the ward, he suffers from severe senile dementia and cannot move without a wheelchair. Eventually, after McMurphy nearly chokes her to death in a fit of rage, Nurse Ratched has him lobotomized. However, he returned to the United States the following year and served a six-month sentence on a work farm before resuming his prior activities. As a result of this unfair bet, McMurphy wins money from the other men, but loses much of their faith in him She is the embodiment of the institution, the rules, the law, the Order. George Sorensen: A man with germaphobia , he spends his days washing his hands in the ward's drinking fountain. However, McMurphy eventually regains their trust and the inmates join him in the big party on the ward. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates.

Candy Starr and Sandy Gilfilliam, A disturbance after the fishing trip results in McMurphy and the Chief being sent for electroshock therapy sessions, but such punishment does little to curb McMurphy's rambunctious behavior.

She blames the patients for infecting her with their evil and takes it out on them.

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He explains to McMurphy, unlike prison, patients are kept in the hospital as long as the staff desires. Two years later he published what would be his last novel, the Western-themed Last Go Round. For the most part, this took place during the Eisenhower administration. Old Blastic: An old patient who is in a vegetative state. Billy Bibbit has a crush on her and McMurphy arranges a night for Candy to sleep with him. You may also like. Anthony, Idaho banned it and fired the teacher who assigned it. The things that McMurphy does early in the novel to battle Nurse Ratched are selfish and have the intention of being chaotic.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey