What happens to Sefelt on the lunch line?
In the lunch room, the patient Sefelt has an epileptic seizure because he has refused to take his medication. Nurse Ratched seizes the opportunity of Sefelt’s seizure to warn the patients that ignoring her medical advice can result in grave physical consequences.
What happens to Sefelt at the beginning of Chapter 19?
This chapter starts off with Sefelt having an epileptic seizure. The nurse notes that Sefelt no longer takes his medication, and that he needs to listen to her in order to stay well. We find out that Fredrickson has been taking Sefelt’s medication in order to prevent his own epileptic seizures.
Why does Sefelt refuse to take his medication?
Sefelt refuses to take his anti-seizure medication because the medication (Dilantin) rots the gums and their teeth fall out.
Why does Sefelt give all of his epilepsy medication to Fredrickson?
Epileptic patients. Sefelt hates to take his medications because they make his teeth fall out, so he gives them to Frederickson, who likes to take Sefelt’s dose in addition to his own.
What do the patients compare Sefelt seizure to?
Chief describes Sefelt’s jerking around as similar to the way men jerk around when they’ve been subjected to electroshock therapy in the Shock Shop.
What happens to Sefelt in the beginning of the chapter?
In the lunch line one day, an Acute named Sefelt starts having convulsions. She immediately reprimands the unconscious man and the rest of the men that the reason this happened is that Sefelt has been dodging his medication.
What does it mean to fly over the cuckoo’s nest?
The expression “fly over the cuckoo’s nest” means to be trap without any possibility to escape.
Why does McMurphy yell at Harding?
Harding mocks her poor grammar, and she says she wishes his limp-wristed friends would stop coming to their house to ask about him. After she leaves, McMurphy angrily erupts when Harding asks for his opinion of her, saying, “I’ve got worries of my own without getting hooked with yours.
Where does the phrase One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest come from?
The title comes from a child’s rhyme, which also serves as the epigraph. The epigraph reads “One flew east, one flew west, / One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” Since the title is only the second half of the epigraph, “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” must be the portion of the rhyme that Kesey felt was most important.