When McMurphy tries protect George from one of the orderlies, Chief jumps into the fight to protect McMurphy. Bromden is the narrator of the book and because of that, he can tell the reader the many secrets of the ward. The first thing we learn of is Chief Bromden. Characters Chief Bromden At first, the Chief seems almost a caricature of an old wooden cigar-store Indian, but he grows and changes more than anyone during the course of the film. In the beginning, his defense against Nurse Ratched is complete withdrawal.

Although he says that he is telling the story about “the hospital, and her, and the guys—and about McMurphy,” he is also telling the story of his own journey toward sanity. Chief Bromden Character Timeline in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest The timeline below shows where the character Chief Bromden appears in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. He has a lot of strength. Machinery Birds Symbolism for Cuckoo's Nest "Fog" Color Fog in the book "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is one of the biggest symbols used by Chief Bromden throughout the book and is used to describe the thing that clouds are vision of the world and in the book it shows the Chief Bromden : My pop was real big. He did like he pleased. He is the narrator of the book and pretends to be deaf and dumb. Chief Bromden, nicknamed “Chief Broom” because the aides make him sweep the halls, narrates One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

McMurphy and Chief go to the tub room and discover that Chief can lift the panel there. That's why everybody worked on him. The last time I seen my father, he was blind and diseased from drinking. And every time he put the bottle to his mouth, he didn't suck out of it, it sucked out of him until he shrunk so wrinkled and yellow even the dogs didn't know him. Chief has a theory about the way the world works: it’s all a great big machine (called the Combine) and everybody is just part of this machine. The parts that are broken are sent to this hospital to be "fixed" again—to be wired back into this machine.