The idea that it is natural for a man to be an individual
The Chief’s retreat from reality.
Nurse Ratched’s power to control the natural sexuality of the male patients
They give the reader a clue as to his sexual difficulties
Their large, meaty appearance contrasts with Harding’s meek manners
They have tobacco stains on the fingers, indicating that Harding is a chain smoker
Both A and B
They catch a large swordfish
They regain some of their lost courage and learn to laugh again
The Chief talks for the first time
Billy sleeps with Candy
McMurphy is a psychopath because he lacks sound judgment and often acts impulsively in criminal or amoral ways.
McMurphy is at heart a con man who acts only for his own selfish gains.
McMurphy has lead a tough life with many fights, but his laugh is genuine.
McMurphy is secretly in love with Nurse Ratched.
Cramming food into the chronics’ mouths more quickly than they can swallow it
Sexually abusing the men with thermometers.
Eating the food that was intended for the patients.
A, B, and C
Vera Harding is a beautiful woman who is comfortable with her sexuality
Harding and most of the other acutes are in the hospital voluntarily, while McMurphy is committed to the hospital by a judge.
The Chief’s mother is a white woman.
Nurse Ratched is friends with Billy Bibbit’s mother.
Once they have tasted what it is like to be strong men, they cannot go back to being “rabbits.”
McMurphy makes Nurse Ratched so mad she takes her anger out on them, and makes their lives miserable.
They cannot live with the knowledge they are never going to leave the hospital.
They have had so much EST that they can no longer function as men
Dr. Spivey and the other staff members side with McMurphy.
She is secretly in love with McMurphy and cannot bear to have him removed from the ward.
She knows if she moves him to Disturbed, he will then become a martyr to the other patients
She truly wants what is best for McMurphy, and she thinks she is the best one to help him overcome his mental illness.
When McMurphy first arrives on the ward, he greets everyone including the chronics like they are normal men while skillfully avoiding the orderly with the thermometer.
McMurphy cheerfully plays monopoly with the men even though Martini is having hallucinations all through the game.
McMurphy is given a lobotomy because of his violent behavior
Both A and B
The Chief thinks anyone who is strong or in authority is also physically large. Therefore, he refers to Nurse Ratched as the “Big Nurse.”
“Ratched” sounds like the tool called a “ratchet.” This name is appropriate because Nurse Ratched is a tool used by society to force the mental patients to conform to society’s rules.
Nurse Ratched is a tall, large-busted woman who uses her womanly curves to sexually tease the men.
Both A and B