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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Mcmurphy as Christ

Summary: An analysis of the recurring parallelism between McMurphy from "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" and Jesus Christ.
Randall P. McMurphy of Ken Kesey's classic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is, in every sense of the phrase, his own man. To say a few things about him, he is a big, loud, drinking, gambling, wisecracking, hotheaded Irishman. Although he is not clinically insane, he gets himself transferred to a mental hospital because he decides he would find life easier there than at the state work farm he was sentenced to. However, at the hospital, McMurphy discovers a ward full of patients who have been stripped of their humanity, self-respect, and their manhood, by the tyrannical, heartless Nurse Ratched. During his stay at the hospital, McMurphy comes to the rescue of the oppressed, dehumanized mental patients and leads a revolution against the hospital's old regime. He leads the oppressed patients to humanity, and ultimately sacrifices his sanity and...

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