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Essay | Is McMurphy Christ?

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Is McMurphy Christ?

Summary: Discussion of whether Ken Kesey portrays R.P. McMurphy as a christ figure in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
How Far Does Ken Kesey Portray the Character of R.P. McMurphy as a Christ Figure in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Literary fiction is littered with references to Christianity. It is very obviously a large and influential force in the western world so it is hardly surprising that a novel such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which is so questioning of our society and moral values, should be so full of references to what is arguably the basis of these values. What the question asks, however, is if the character of McMurphy is portrayed as a Christ figure. A Christ figure being a reflection of the New Testament messiah within the characters actions, beliefs and effect on those around him. The figure will then redeem his followers, lead them to salvation, be martyred and resurrected.

The similarities are prolific in their presence in...

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