What does Nurse Ratched symbolize in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

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What does Nurse Ratched symbolize in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

Nurse Ratched

Ken Kesey's novel about the nature of human sanity, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, features nurse Mildred Ratched as the foil for protagonist Randle McMurphy. Nurse Ratched is constantly amazed at the audacity of McMurphy's requests and his outlandish behavior.

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Nurse Ratched, a thoroughly unpleasant and unsympathetic character, symbolizes the 'normal' member of society who disapproves of anything out of the...

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McMurphy vs. Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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