Why does Nurse Ratched keep McMurphy in the ward?
She chooses to keep McMurphy on the ward to prevent him from attaining the status of a martyr. Moreover, she realizes that sending him off the ward would be tantamount to declaring defeat. Ratched would rather confront McMurphy directly.
Why does Chief Bromden talk to McMurphy?
He helps the inmates beat the orderlies in a game of basketball. A further breakthrough toward life and health occurs with the Chief’s first words, spoken to McMurphy to thank him not just for the comfort of a stick of gum but also for the example of his courage.
How did bromden become mentally ill?
Bromden, like his father, is a big man who comes to feel small and helpless. The reason for Bromden’s hospitalization is cloaked in ambiguity. He may have had a breakdown from witnessing the decline of his father or from the horrors of fighting in World War II.
What does the chief mean when he says it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen?
Bromden ends the first chapter with “But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.” What might he mean? When Bromdon says “But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.” he means that it’s the truth to him because it is what he “saw” but because he is schizophrenic we don’t always know if what he saw really happened.
What happens to finally make McMurphy lose control?
McMurphy manages to hold his temper when faced with Nurse Ratched, the aides, and their infantile rules. What happens to finally make McMurphy lose control? McMurphy names object that could POSSIBLY break open one of the windows, he then bets all the men with “IOU’s” that he can lift a panel.
How did the chief become deaf?
Chief Bromdan “became” deaf and dumb because of the heavy influence of others around him saying that he was. This is to say that the character of Chief suffers from neither impairment physically, but psychologically. Because of his stupor, or “fog” as he refers to it, Chief has a tendency to hide from reality.