Chief Bromden (affectionately known as Chief Broom) narrates the story of the mental ward from the point of view of an inmate. He is a chronic patient that will never be released. He mentions how he feels invisible. Being perceived as deaf and dumb he can make his way around the ward with little interference.
But the feeling of being invisible began long before he entered the hospital. In one vivid scene from his childhood, Chief Bromden describes how he became invisible to the white men who came to make an offer for the tribal land. The Chief talked but wasn’t heard. He tried to make his presence felt but wasn’t seen. His attempts to intervene went unheeded. He realised that he must be invisible.
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