One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

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Cynthia K. Nessmith
Professor Shawana Stanford
American Literature 2130
14 April 2013
Film adaptation of the American novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest novel was written by Ken Kesey in 1962. The film adaptation version was directed by Czech Milos Forman in 1975. My goal in this paper is not only to compare the film adaptation to the Novel but to also explain what I think the symbols represent, critic’s analysis, themes presented in this film, and the significance of the Novel.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest film’s setting begins with a police car driving down the road to people sleeping in bunk beds, ending with a glimpse of a drawing taped to the wall with a crazy face centered in it. A nurse enters a locked down facility, while another prepares medicine for the patients. The police car arrives at the facility with a prisoner in handcuffs that is released to the hospital staff. The characters in this film are as follows: Randall P. McMurphy played by Jack Nicholson, a rebellious convict with a loud mouth and a set of sexual playing cards. He’s courageous and challenges the staff/system of the mental hospital. Nurse Ratched played by Louise Fletcher is a calm, cold, well mannered, and soft spoken head nurse of the mental hospital that plays McMurphy’s enemy. Chief Bromdon played by Will Sampson is a big and tall Indian who is described as “deaf and dumb” (according to the character Billy). Billy Bibbit played by Brad Dourif is a young ‘momma’s boy’ who stutters and is a coward with suicidal tendencies. Harding played by William Redfield is a well educated intellectual who appears to be a leader for the patients until McMurphy arrives. He is a compliant patient participating in all the facilities requirements and activities. Cheswick played by Sydney Lassick is a nervous and “fretful patient who’s brow is always wrinkled in…...

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