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Stand Up to Power The definition of a Leader

Stand Up to Power The definition of a leader is the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence said by General Montgomery The story One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey introduces a leader that fits Montgomery s definition in a bold and valiant way Taking place in an Oregon psychiatric hospital the narrator Chief Bromden takes the reader along his view of the ward The ward is split into two groups of men the Chronics cannot be cured and Acutes can be cured Bromden pretends to be deaf which allows for many secrets and stories to be shared in front of him However Bromden suffers from hallucinations which often leads to confusing and misleading events Bromden calls the ward a combine a strict but well working machine run by Nurse Ratched and her obedient employees the Black Boys The nurse has all of the patients under her control and will send anyone who tries to defy her to the electroshock room on the Disturbed ward However everything is turned upside down when Randle McMurphy arrives A loud obnoxious gambler is an instant threat to the combine McMurphy rebels against the Nurse upon his first day An all out war between the Nurse and McMurphy disrupts the combine for many months

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