And most importantly he helps George out in the shower when the black boys were trying to scrub him down, which leads to severe punishment from Nurse Ratched.
He got the men to stand up for themselves and each other.
She did her best to try and persuade the men to stay.
She cut out articles of people dying, crashing in ship wrecks and how terrible the weather was and put them on the bulletin board to scare the men so they wouldn’t go. Mc Murphy needed one more person, after he signed up the Chief he made a deal with George that if he came he could be captain of the ship, so George came.
Unfortunately this skill can lead to conflict as it did in Ken Kesely’s novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, when Mc Murphy and Nurse Ratched meet each other.
Mc Murphy has been after Nurse Ratched’s power right from the beginning.
He walked around the room shaking hands, introducing himself to everyone, even the chronics.
He taught the acutes how to play cards and he taught them to gamble.
That made the nurse furious, that was her way of keeping perfect control and power over the patients.
Mc Murphy had complete power over the patients from when he first came in. He came in singing and laughing, something that no one had heard in a long time.