One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey

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Morgan Moody Honors World Lit/Comp Berg p.1 Book View: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey was published by the Penguin Group in 1962. This book is fiction yet based off of the Authors experiences in the mental ward of hospitals, and how the patients are mistreated. "Chief" Bromden, the narrator, a massive and passive half-Native American inmate, who is thought to be a mute-deaf, focuses mainly on one new inmate’s rebellious actions and personality. Randle McMurphy, the new inmate that is faking insanity to serve out his prison time, walks in and takes over. Through McMurphy challenging the authority of the Big Nurse, he assembled the other patients to take over the ward. Going against all the rules when ever he can by sneaking things into the ward and encouraging gambling, starts a battle between him and the Big Nurse for ultimate power. To me this book has three main plots, a beginning plot, a middle plot and an end plot. Personally I liked this plot format because it always kept the story interesting. The writing style Kesey used was ...
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