In Jon Swaine's in his article “How 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' changed psychiatry” , Swaine goes into detail on how Ken Kesey may have singlehandedly taken electroconvulsive therapy out of the range of acceptable psychological procedures and put it in the same category as the electric chair, a dark procedure not considered humane enough for the modern world. Swaine goes on in his article to summarize the book before continuing on with the expressions of Dr Frank Pittman, “the renowned American psychiatrist who said 'the publication of the book 'had an enormous effect' on his ...
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...ck…one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest…O-U-T spells out…goose swoops down and plucks you out.” ( Kesey 270). Colloquialism is also constantly present throughout the novel as it is being narrated by chief Bromden, who has a bit of an Indian way of speaking,McMurphey also has his own distinct dialect,it shows his laid back nature, “Take'er easy,I'll go first. My skull's too thick for them to hurt me. And if they can't hurt me they cant hurt you.” (Kesey 268)
"Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Benefits & Side Effects." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.
Kesey, Ken, and John Clark. Pratt. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. New York: Signet Book, the Penguin Group, 1963. Print.
Swaine, Jon. "How 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Changed Psychiatry." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 1 Feb. 20011. Web. 04 Dec. 2013.
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