This man is not only very very sick, but I believe he is definitely a Potential Assaultive” (). This quote from the book illustrated how Nurse Ratched controlled her ward. She manipulated people into siding with her regardless of whether it was the right decision. This was malpractice by Nurse Ratched because she did not allow the doctor, who was trained to diagnose patients, to do his job properly. Instead, she manipulated the doctor to diagnose the patients incorrectly in order to benefit her interests rather than those of the
(Part 2 . Ch 3 . Pg 14 . Kesey) Nurse Ratched’s role within the asylum is to cure them of this inability, yet the patient won’t comply with her. She’s trying her best to cope with the patients and doing her job Yet the patients are doing everything that is the complete opposite of what she is wanting them to do.
Society is presented as a ruthless machine that makes everyone conform to its narrow rules. With rules that deem people unworthy, all individuality is squeezed out of people, and the natural, joyful expressions of life are suppressed. Ken Kesey offers his readers a question: Do society’s rules for us come with malintent? In the hospital ward, where the majority of the book takes place, the representative of society is the Big Nurse, or Nurse Ratchet. At first glance, she seems to be just another decent person trying to help her patients, but at a closer look we are able to see the repression she represents.
One of the traits that all nurses, I believe, must have is to be able to work as a team. This trait regrettably can offset due to verbal abuse and other intimidating behaviors that can cause health professionals to refuse to share information needed to provide the best patient care. Communication between colleagues is needed because if does not exist this will again affect the patients care and their own safety.
She carries the theme of emasculation throughout the book by asserting fear upon others, creating a “therapeutic community”, and instilling sexual repression in the ward. The power that Nurse Ratched possesses gives her the ability to impose fear throughout the ward. After McMurphy’s first therapy meeting, he has a conversation with Harding as to why the patients put up with the cruel actions of the nurse: “No one’s ever dared come out and say it before, but there’s not a man among us that doesn’t think it, that doesn’t feel just as you do about her and the whole business-feel it somewhere down deep in his scared little soul” (62). Harding admits that the patients know what is going on, and often wonder to themselves silently about it. They believe it is wise to stay silent rather than becoming shrewd.
The films shed light on the emotional depths of the nurses’ unique relationship with their patients. Nurse Ratched conceals her humanity by appearing rigid and condescending towards her patients whereas Nurse Hana emphasizes her humanity through defining love and compassion through her nursing role. Nurse Ratched is represented as an oppressive dictator whose unbendable authority dehumanizes the mentally ill patients through progressive psychological emasculation. Her methods involve harsh control and complete submission to her will. This was intensely apparent during the group therapy that she conducted.
However, some resent him for his bluntly honest personality. Miller again illustrates the comple... ... middle of paper ... ...he Crucible, ethical characters adhere to their true beliefs and are not swayed by the influence of the court. During the hysteria in Salem, Proctor grows as a character, and eventually makes peace with himself. Miller scrutinizes the theme of ethical behavior in the play in order to draw a parallel with the hysteria during the era of McCarthyism. In America in the 1950s, it took a great deal of integrity to refute the accusations of communism against public figures.
Patrick Raleigh Professor Michael Sharkey Philosophy 1130 3 October 2017 The Allegory of the Cave An allegory is a story made up to describe a moral. In Plato's Book VII, Socrates creates this allegory to prove a point to Plato's brother, Glaucon. Firstly, it is good to know the story behind The Allegory of the Cave before one can make objections to it, and then when that is understood one can finally take a stand to those objections. Socrates uses an allegory to give a clear presentation to Glaucon of what he believes is how everyone should live their life. He describes a dark cave underground in which very little light shines through.
The allegory of the cave is a philosophical writing in art form of allegory. The main idea of this story is realism. Moreover, Plato wants to explain to us in what we make mistakes and how we are able to misunderstand what life is. Socrates said: “Let show me how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened.” There are two ways how we can comprehend this story. Firstly, Plato desired to show that we might not figure out true reality, how Socrates said: “Human beings living in underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den”, as an example, we may say that we are unenlightened, and when somebody understands some new things we do not believe him and see only lies, such as in short of stories: “Men passing along the wall carrying all sorts of vessels, and statues, and statues made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall”.
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is a wonderful attempt at trying to ascertain the answers to these inquiries with its revealing comparisons that contrast the darkness of ignorance and the light of the sun to knowledge to demonstrate an individual’s journey up and out of the cave to the immaterial world of heaven and a state of true enlightenment. The allegory also illustrates Plato’s ideal of dualism by liberating knowledge from any dependency on anything material or physical. This excursion into Plato’s teachings illuminated the “Allegory of the Cave” in detail, and affirmed the question that dualism does, undeniably, exist and that Plato is correct in his ideal that reality does, without a doubt, go beyond the material world.