One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
For as long as time could tell, whenever and wherever there is a corrupt ruling
system in place, there will always be an opposing force trying to over throw it.

This ruling system can be a variety of things. In some cases it is the
government, a boss, or basically anything or anyone that has some type of
control or authority over something else or someone else. In some cases the
opposition can successfully take over control of these corrupt systems, while in
other incidents the opposition is pitifully pounded back to silence. In other
cases, the opposing force will be beaten, but in their shadowy remains lye a
path for future generations to follow. In the case of Mc Murphy and the Big
nurses a power struggle, the opposition (Mc Murphy) gets beaten silent, yet his
words will continue to ring throughout the halls of the ward. Mc Murphy has been
made a martyr, and has ultimately stripped Big Nurse of her abused powers and
paved the way for fellowmen to escape her entrapment. Based on the novel One

Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, it seems that the authors' perspective
on this issue is that the system in place during this time period is in need of
change. Ken seems to like the revolutionist characteristics found in his main
character, and emphasizes the idea of questioning the authority power. His
belief seems to be that even if you are not successful in changing the system in
entire, the effects of a person trying can still be very effective. In fact, if
all you manage to accomplish is changing a small aspect of the system, it was
still all well worth the fight. For as seen, the effects of a minor victory,
ripple into much larger victories in the battles to come. As a revolutionist,
you set an example for others to follow and in essence pave the way for others
to follow. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the main character, Randle

Patrick McMurphy, fights to change the system in a mental hospital. McMurphy is
very outgoing, loud, rugged, manly, a leader and a rebel. From the first couple
scenes of the book, there is a constant power struggle between the patient's new
found savior McMurphy, and the evil Nurse Ratchet who rules their wing of the
hospital with an iron fist. McMurphy fights to change the system to try to win
back the patients' rights and in the process gain more privileges for the
patients and himself. McMurphy also seems to get pleasure out of fighting the
system. His motives seem simple, he wants to help out his fellow patients, his
friends, and make their lives better. This is very similar to the real life
rebellion against the "Tyranny of the Majority" which was occurring
during this time period. McMurphy was successful in changing many of the rules
and regulations that were imposed upon them by Nurse Ratchet. McMurphy was a
very inspirational speaker and during the regularly occurring meetings between
the patients and the doctors he would rally the patients to fight against Nurse

Ratchet. Thus he was able to win back some of their rights. This type of action
was also witnessed during Ken Kessleys time, and quite similarly, revolutionists
also won many rights from the state that had once been taken from them during
their life time. In the novel, McMurphy also uses his cunning wit and his skills
as a con man to persuade the doctors into giving the patients more rights and
activities. An example of this is when McMurphy is able to con Dr. Spivey to get
a room where he and a bunch of other patients can go to play cards without the
loud music coming over the intercom. This type of persuading the political
leaders of the system was also seen and very helpful during the time this novel
was published. In real life many fights against the system are lost. Even though

McMurphy loses some of his fights, he keeps on fighting, trying to change the
system. In this novel McMurphy uses many tools to try to change the system,
among them are his voice and his power to rally the patients, brute force, and
violence. In the end McMurphy loses his life in the fight to change the system,
but he left a substantial impact on the hospital and the policies of Nurse

Ratchet. His fight to change the system was well worth it because of the
positive change it