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The Transformation of the Jesus Figure

Summary: An analysis of the Jesus figure in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (novel), Jesus of Montreal (film) and John Dawe's poem, And a Good Friday was Had By All, the Jesus figure is one of the most commonly identified and utilised elements of Western culture to portray and legitimise Christian ideology.
The Jesus figure is one of the most commonly identified and utilised elements of Western culture to portray and legitimise Christian ideology. The most common way in which this is done is through the appropriation of the Grand Narrative, and in particular through the Jesus figure. In Jesus of Montreal, this legitimisation is achieved through the rejection of the absolute authority of the institution, and by criticising society to ultimately come to a conclusion that upholds basic Christian values. John Dawe's poem, And a Good Friday was Had By All, portrays the Christian message through appropriating the crucifixion of Jesus through the eyes of `an ordinary man'. The visual and emotive language in particular heightens the audience's appreciation of the injustice and sacrifice of the event, playing a paradox on the title. Finally, in the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Jesus...

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