"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest": Synopsis and Analysis Analytical Essay by Athena99

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest": Synopsis and Analysis
A synopsis and analysis of the book "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey.
# 16520 | 2,706 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Jan 24, 2003 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Disorders) , English (Analysis)

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The paper provides a detailed synopsis and analysis of American author Ken Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". The paper includes basic plot elements such as settings and characters, but also includes a psychological analysis of the main character Bromden ,including his disorder & possible treatments.

Table of Contents: I. Plot Synopsis II. Psychological Themes Throughout the Book A. Society's Standards Oppress the Individual and Force them to Mould to its Form. B. Women are Matriarchs and they must be Defeated by Men's Masculinity. III. Conflicts/Tensions A. Big Nurse v McMurphy B. Rabbits v Wolves IV. Character Analysis Chief Bromden A. Were their Traits and Ideas clearly Stated or Implied? B. He Could be Diagnosed with Catatonic Schizophrenia. C. What type of Treatment Should be Given to the Character? V. Author Background

From the Paper:

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's action takes place in an Oregon mental institution. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator, Chief Bromden an Indian who pretends to be mute and suffers from disillusions is trapped in Big Nurse's control. She is the head nurse and dictates everything that occurs in the ward. In the beginning chapters, McMurphy is admitted into the mental institution. McMurphy is the opposite of the other patients. He is a brassy, big, hardheaded gambler. The head psychiatrist suspects that McMurphy is faking insanity to escape the rigors of the work farm, in which he was placed after being convicted of statutory rape."

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