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Nest Analysis. Literary Devices in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Although he plays a central role in the story, he is largely an observer. Chief is an.
Chief Bromden, the son of a Native American father and a white mother, begins Home · Literature Notes · One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest · Book Summary. He reveals to the patients his ability to speak and tells the men about McMurphy. He accuses the other patients of letting him be the one to defy Nurse Ratched so that they will be released sooner, but learns that the majority of his fellow patients are in the hospital voluntarily, which infuriates him. McMurphy receives multiple shock treatments each time he refuses to apologize, and is held on Disturbed longer than Chief Bromden. In the weeks following this incident, many of the Acutes sign themselves out or are transferred to other wards. This assertion appears valid to Chief, who allows McMurphy to use his strength to win a bet against the other patients. He refuses, however, in order to honor a commitment he made to Billy Bibbit.