* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

by Ken Kesey

The Chronics

Character Analysis

The Chronics are made up of patients who are considered incurable and will probably be in the ward for the rest of their lives. Chief is included in the Chronics category. The Chronics are further subdivided into the Walking Chronics, the Wheelers (those in wheelchairs), and the Vegetables (who are essentially brain dead).

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement