One Flew over the Cucoos Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was a story about one man’s Journey to sanity and the antagonists and protagonists that helped or hindered him along the way. Chief’s character struggled with his own sense of Identity ; his abilities, possibly from past failures. Everyone treated Chief as a “dumb mute” but Randall somehow knew that he was capable of much more. By believing in him and using the technique of modeling, Randall was able to teach him to play basketball and eventually able to communicate with him.

Randall celebrated Chiefs strength and size which let Chief to feel,”as strong as a mountain” and gave him the ability to escape. Randall sacrificed his own freedom and eventually his sanity and life for the patients In the Institution. He saw the injustice that Nurse Ratchet was Inflicting upon the patients and set out to do what in a strange way is what a therapeutic nurse should have done. He (in his own way) communicated to Billy that there was no shame in him feeling sexual attraction toward a female.

When Billy began to think rationally and not from a place of shame, his stutter disappeared. Nurse Ratchet dated the usurping of her authority that Randall created and purposely mentally tortured Billy by bringing up his mother and threatening to tell her he had had sex with the woman Randall snuck in. Billy had obviously had his development compromised in what Freud would call the “Latency Stage”. He felt the need to hide his sexuality and was unable to cope when Nurse Ratchet said she was going to tell his mother and consequently committed suicide.

Randall was not mentally ill In my opinion, but had Antisocial personality tendencies with a disregard for others rights (he raped a rye old and justified It by eying she looked 30)and aggressive behavior (he was in 5 fights and Justified It by saying Rocky was in 40 and was a millionaire). He also had Borderline personality tendencies in that he had unstable moods, difficulty regulating his emotions and his interpersonal relationships were questionable. He was also very impulsive, and promiscuous. . Randall did not receive appropriate treatment when he received shock therapy because he was not anesthetized before hand and he wasn’t depressed so the shock therapy was being used as punishment and he was being dad an example of by Nurse Ratchet. The Therefore was appropriate because sedation was necessary due to his aggressive behavior toward Nurse Ratchet when he was strangling her, but not sedating him to the point of vegetative state like he was. . I would have encouraged evaluation of Billy’s feelings of shame about sexual feelings toward women. I would have used the technique of exploring to examine his relationship with his mother. I also would have helped Chief work through his self Image problems by seeking consensual validation by the other patients of positive tributes of his personality. 4. See attached carnelian 5.

Antisocial personality disorder- Antisocial personality disorder is specifically a pervasive pattern of disregarding and violating the rights of others and may include symptoms such as breaking laws, frequent lying, starting fights, lack of guilt and taking personal responsibility, and the presence of Irritability and impulsively Antisocial personality disorder Is specifically a pervasive pattern of disregarding and violating ten relents AT toners Ana may Include symptoms sun as Dreading laws, request lying, starting fights, lack of guilt and taking personal responsibility, and the presence of irritability and impulsively Antisocial personality disorder is specifically a symptoms such as breaking laws, frequent lying, starting fights, lack of guilt and taking personal responsibility, and the presence of irritability and impulsively Borderline personality disorder- a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self image and emotions. People with borderline personality disorder are also usually very impulsive.

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