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Chapters 6 - 7 Notes from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Chapters 6 - 7

To Bromden, time moves slowly for the rest of the day; the Big Nurse adjusts it in her office.

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McMurphy runs card games with the Acutes. Music plays overhead, fairly loud, and it bothers him. The other men don't hear it; they're so used to it. McMurphy wants to go threaten someone to get them to turn it off, but Harding warns him that this is a good way to get branded dangerous, and sent up to the Disturbed ward. That night, when receiving medication, McMurphy's presence makes a nurse with a strawberry birthmark extremely uncomfortable. He is able to dodge his medication, and helps Bromden do the same. Later, when the two men are getting into bed, McMurphy warns Bromden that one of the aides is approaching. When Bromden jumps, McMurphy knows that he's not really deaf.

That night, Bromden sees the ward sinking into a giant factory where men are taken apart and re-examined. One of the patients, Blastic, is taken up and sliced open, to reveal rusted wires and mechanical parts. The next morning, Mr. Turkel, the night aide, tells him he just had a bad dream. Bromden watches as they take the dead body of Blastic away. "But if they don't exist, how can a man see them?" Chapter 7, pg. 82

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