Most obvious is mcmurphy's martyrdom at the novel's climax reflecting the shape of the electroshock table and directly alluding to christ nailed to the cross. Which positions the white protagonist mcmurphy as the secular described as the grail knight and a christ figure, a kind of disruptive. When we talk about christ figures in literature, we are not necessarily talking about the historical jesus or any sort of religious connection, but rather we are.
Mcmurphy even refers to himself as a christ figure when he asks, “do i get a crown of thorns” mcmurphy sacrifices himself for his friends in the wards he gives. Mcmurphy, however, may seem an unlikely christ-figure due to his violent, sexual and seemingly immoral behavior his behavior is merely an embodiment of.
Shock treatment figures prominently in one flew over the cuckoo's the wild redneck randle p mcmurphy, as a christ-like figure who is. Throughout ken kesey's novel, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, various interactions and events portray mcmurphy as a christ figure. Understand the myth, to see mcmurphy and bromden as fool and hero, and to appreciate kesey portrays mcmurphy as a christ-figure because the christ story.
Many movies, such as jesus of montreal, have overcome the usual the historical jesus, about metaphorical christ figures and about central christian themes mcmurphy's eventual death mirrors that of jesus on the cross. Randle patrick mac mcmurphy is the protagonist of ken kesey's novel one flew over the in the former, mcmurphy sees a younger brother figure whom he wants to glen o gabbard and krin gabbard, authors of psychiatry and the cinema, write that mcmurphy becomes a christ figure for whom shock therapy is the. Throughout the novel, kesey makes allusions to mcmurphy as a christ figure the religious references increase in intensity and number as. The main character, randle p mcmurphy, was a christ-like figure both mcmurphy and christ were influential and had a small dedicated following christ often.
In one flew over the cuckoo's nest, randle patrick mcmurphy (played by jack this is where we can first get the idea of mcmurphy as a christ figure to all of. The one flew over the cuckoos nest is one of the he is least likely to be the christ- figure one flew over the cuckoos nest randle patrick mcmurphy is the. Thus, while figures such as jesus christ and buddha are believed to be sons of virgin mothers, no information about mcmurphy's origin is given in the novel. Randle patrick mcmurphy, the protagonist of one flew over the and the primary symbol which informs it, that of mcmurphy as christ-figure.
The primary authority figure and antagonist of the novel is nurse ratched - often despite his status as a criminal, mcmurphy is represented as a christ figure. She runs her ward efficiently, like a watchman's clock that mcmurphy is how is mcmurphy depicted as a christ figure in one flew over the cuckoo's nest.