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

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Grief and Loss


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?


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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