One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Setting

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Hospital

Most of the novel takes place in one ward in a hospital. This ward is where the stable mental patients are kept. The ward is run by a nurse named Miss Ratched. Miss Ratched was trained during the time when care of the mentally disturbed was less than compassionate. She enjoys still using these methods when she can get away with it. Many of the patients are over medicated and given too many electroshock treatments and/or lobotomies.

Tub Room

The tub room is an unused room on the ward that was originally designed for use as a water torture room. The room is not used, so McMurphy manages to convince the doctor it would be good for the patients to open the room for use as a game room. It is from this room that Chief later escapes the hospital.

Disturbed Ward

The disturbed ward is the...

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