One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey
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The Combine

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

This is Chief’s word to describe the machine-like nature of the asylum system. But it’s not just the asylum that’s governed by this machine – it’s the entire world. He can hear its hum in the walls. Often, Nurse Ratched represents the authority of the Combine; she is the public face of an inhumane system.

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