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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Grief and Loss

Autor:   •  March 8, 2011  •  Book/Movie Report  •  512 Words (3 Pages)  •  1,374 Views

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Grief and Loss

Abstract

In this paper I will explain my interpretation of the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and the losses that it entailed. I will also explain the stages of loss that I feel the 2 main characters were in as well as the behaviors used to mitigate, ignore or deal with their losses. I will also touch on how I believe the environment effected the responses to the loss for the characters in the movie.

• What are the losses in this movie?

• What stage of loss can you identify in two of the main characters?

• What behaviors are used to mitigate, ignore or deal with the losses? Does this succeed in doing so?

• Explain any rituals used and link them to the cultural context of the movie.

• How does culture influence the characters and their responses to the loss, their attention to one another and to society?

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Prior to choosing this movie, I honestly took a few steps in researching which one I felt would be just the right movie for me. After going to the local Blockbuster Kiosk (DVD Dispenser) I was unable to locate any of the listed movies. I went to 4 locations including 2 retail stores with no luck. Finally I decided to surrender and simply sign up for the Netflix account which allows for immediate viewing and/or DVD in the mail if I chose. I chose the package with both. After searching the Netflix catalog, I found only 1 movie on the immediate viewing que.

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