Allusions In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's '

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The quote, “The glass splashed in the moon, like a bright cold water baptizing the sleeping earth,” (324), signifies the use of Biblical allusions in this novel. McMurphy is a representation of Christ, as he portrays the savior of the patients in this ward, serving on behalf of them against the cruel Nurse Ratched, slowly destructing the corruption and evil in the ward. Ultimately, he sacrifices himself which shows the development of McMurphy as a figure of Christ, as he introduces a path of salvation, teaching them how to regain their manhood and freedom. This quote displays Biblical imagery as it states ‘the water baptizing the sleeping earth,’ conveying that Chief is ‘baptized.’ He is purified as he accepts McMurphy as their savior, burying