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    Ken Elton Kesey and His Works

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    Ken Elton Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 (The Oregon Historical Society). Kesey was a star wrestler in Springfield, Oregon where he was raised. He was the recipient of two different scholarships, to the University of Oregon and Stanford University. He then went on to become a successful author and write several memorable novels including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sailor Song, and Sometimes a Great Nation (Ken Kesey Biography). In 1975, one of these novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s

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    Ken Kesey

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    Ken Kesey was an author, a revolutionist, a dreamer. A Pacific Northwest legend. His work and surreal philosophies weaved itself in United States culture. His books put him up there as an author with Kerouac, Vonnegut, and the other greats of their time. He led a generation and his books accurately described a human struggle. Something that anyone can relate to. He changed the minds of the people and influenced a society. Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in Colorado, but was raised in Springfield

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, written by Ken Kesey in 1962, is a book about a lively con man that turns a mental institution upside down with his rambunctious antics and sporadic bouts with the head nurse. Throughout the book, this man shows the others in the institution how to stand up for themselves, to challenge conformity to society and to be who they want to be. It is basically a book of good versus evil, the good being the con man R.P. McMurphy

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey The novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest was written by Ken Kesey. The novel takes place in a mental institute. McMurphy is a man who tries to escape a work farm (prison) by saying he is not "straight in the head". McMurphy is sent to this mental institute to be examined. Here, McMurphy is the hero who sacrifice himself in order to teach others, the patients, to take control of there own lives. McMurphy is the good guy and Miss Ratched(or Big

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    Kenneth Elton “Ken” Kesey September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001, was an American author, best known for his novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He considered himself to be the link between the Beat Generation of the 1950’s and the hippies of the 1960’s. Some of his works include “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)”, “Genesis West: Volume Five (1963)”, “Sometimes a Great Notion (1964)”, “Kesey’s Garage Sale (1973)”, “Demon Box (1986)”, “Caverns (1989)”, “The Further Inquiry (1990)”, “Sailor

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    of the 1960's. The author, Ken Kesey, played a key role in the usage of the counterculture of the 60's; this included all groups who did not adapt to society’s standards, experimented with drugs, and rightfully lived their lives in an unorthodox style. Ken Kesey had momentous experiences that enabled him to create One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Kesey moved to to Perry Lane in Menlo Park as a student at Stanford University. While at school Kesey and other student writers began

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    The mastermind behind this novel, Ken Kesey, was a prominent figure in American counter-culture who struggled with figures of power during his lifetime as well. Ken Kesey reflects his life in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in various ways including the setting and the hallucinogenic experiences he shares with the narrator. Ken Kesey and the narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chief Bromden, both experienced hallucinations in their life. Kesey was an important figure in American

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    So when applying these concepts to Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the Asylum embodies a smaller, more concentrated representation of the oppression and restraint that people face in

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    just didn't want to be around them or anyone they knew. Furthermore, everyone has had that one person they admired for sticking up for themselves and saying what they wanted, even if it meant sure punishment. In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, these three attributes stick out in the story. A discussion of the setting, theme, and character situations of the story will help one understand how those feelings fall into line with most every person on the streets today. One Flew Over The

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    Laughter as Therapy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Laughter is a therapeutic form. In the novel One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey laughter represents freedom and an escape from nurse Ratched’s restrictions. Laughter also proves a vital role in helping the patients deal with their problems. Not only does it help them deal with problems but it also gave them the push toward progress on getting out of the institution. Mcmurphy was the one who started making people

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