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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

Summary and Analysis Part 2: Whatever It Was

Summary

Chief observes that the Combine is running near optimum efficiency again, and that Big Nurse is running the controls.

Analysis

McMurphy's withdrawal into conformity has reinvigorated the Combine. The sterile, white hands of Nurse Ratched once again operate the controls of the Combine.