Aim: How is McMurphy’s loyalty to the ward tested? Do Now: What does the following men? “You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.” – Joseph Stalin HW: Read to p. 288 The last line of p. 288 reads, “I saw an aide coming up the hall with a tray for me and knew this time I had them beat.” Explain what this line means.
“ – and it’s the God’s truth: that little nine-year old kid out of my youth’s the one to who’s to blame.” p. 257 • Like Chief Bromden’s memory in the previous passage, how does McMurphy’s memory help to define who McMurphy is?
“She means, Billy, that Mack’s nobody’s fool.” p. 268 • What is Nurse Ratched trying to imply to the patients? • Does the tactic work? • On p. 270, why does McMurphy laugh at the idea of “winning”?
Rabbits, Wolves and Foxes • What distinction does Nurse Ratched make by calling McMurphy a fox?
The Fight • How was the fight scene in the shower inevitable? • Why is significant that everyone was naked? • How were McMurphy and Bromden able to fight off everyone? • Was this a victory?