Question: English & Literature

Who is R.P. McMurphy? Why has he come to the mental ward? What does he claim to do for a living? Why does McMurphy make a bet that he can get the better of Miss Ratched? Why do the others try to s


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In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
Asked from the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel) study pack
McMurphy is a petty criminal who was serving a six months sentence at a work farm when he pretended to be insane so that he could serve his time at the more comfortable mental hospital. McMurphy claims to be a professional gambler and makes an immediate bet with the other patients that he can get the better of Miss Ratched in less than a week because he can see how controlling she is. McMurphy does rattle Miss Ratched and win his bet before the week is over, even though his win seems precarious for a while.
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