Presentation on theme: "Aim: How does Nurse Ratched manipulate the patients in ward? Do Now: What are the different ways in which people can gain power over each other?"— Presentation transcript:
Aim: How does Nurse Ratched manipulate the patients in ward? Do Now: What are the different ways in which people can gain power over each other?
“…they think I’m deaf and dumb…I’m cagey enough to fool them that much.” 4 Why does Bromden choose to play deaf and dumb? What does this indicate about him? About the ward?
“… there is no compact or lipstick or woman stuff…” 4 Why do you think it’s important for Bromden to point out that the Nurse does not contain any feminine items in her bag? Why does Bromden exaggerate her into a monster on p. 5? What do you make of the following line, “A mistake was made somehow in manufacturing, putting those big womanly breasts on what would of otherwise been a perfect work, and you can see how bitter she is about it.”? 6
What does Bromden mean by this?
Randle Patrick McMurphy “Nobody like him’s ever been on the ward before.” 20 – In what ways is McMurphy immediately different from everyone else in the ward? How has be been introduced into the ward? Refer to p. 24.
“She looks around to see if anybody else is about to interrupt her, smiling steady as her head turned in her collar. The guys won’t meet her look; they’re all looking for hangnails. Except McMurphy….he’s watching her every move.” p. 43 Why won’t the patients meet Nurse Ratched’s gaze? How does McMurphy begin to position himself against Nurse Ratched?
“Mr. – ah – McMurry?” 39 What is Nurse Ratched trying to do here? Why? Does it work? How does these two interact with each other?
“Something strange is going on here, he’s finding out. He can’t quite put his finger on it. Like the way nobody will laugh.” 43 What is one way, McMurphy discovers, that the patients are under Nurse Ratched’s control? How does she accomplish her goals? How does Nurse Ratched utilize the Therapeutic Community?
Pete’s Outburst – p. 49 What was he trying to tell the patients? “Pete never tried anything like that again, and he never will.” How was he stopped?
Nurse Ratched’s Control Dr. Spivey – Opiate Addiction Psychological Intimidation Divide & Conquer Strategy Physical Abuse – the 3 Orderlies, Sedation Shots