Hamlet And One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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Many questions have been asked if Hamlet, McMurphy and Chief Bromden are crazy or sane. Hamlet is the main character from a play by William Shakespeare called Hamlet. McMurphy and Chief are characters from a novel by Ken Kesey called One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. There have been many scenes in the play where Hamlet might seams crazy but without a doubt he is sane. Even though McMurphy do some crazy things he is definitely not crazy because he is aware of his actions and he does all these insane things just to make the Nurse Ratched mad. Chief Bromden’s character can easily be identified as sane because he knows how to stay out of trouble and from getting electric shock treatments.
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As near as I can tell you’re not any crazier than the average asshole on the street-” (Kesey 58). Even though McMurphy said this in a way that would make him sound insane but he wants other patients on the ward to feel normal and only a sane person could do this. He does not want them to think that they are nobody like Nurse Ratched and tells them that they should stand up for themselves.
At the meeting between the doctor and Nurse Ratched when they are trying to figure out if McMurphy is insane or not, the third boy says “Of course, the very nature of this plan could indicate that he is simply a shrewd con man, and not mentally ill at all.” (Kesey 133). The workers at the ward know that McMurphy is not crazy and he only causes problems. He neither follows the rule nor listens to Nurse Ratched. The only reason he is in that asylum is to avoid jail because he committed a crime.
Many people in the ward believe that Chief Bromden is dumb and deaf because he doesn’t talk. He does not sound crazy when he say "I been silent so long now it’s gonna roar out of me like...

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