This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Acutes - This is the name used to describe the patients that the staff still feels have a hope of being cured. This group of patients is ambulatory for the most part, and can handle normal functions. This includes Harding and Billy Bibbit, as well as most of the major characters of the novel; Chief Bromden is one exception.
The Chronics - This is the name used for patients for which there is no hope. A large number of these are Vegetables, men who are so far gone they are...
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