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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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    Kesey and Plath: A New American Myth A mutual friend sets up Ken Kesey and Sylvia Plath on a blind date. They meet in a Boston restaurant and discover they're both writers. Describe the ensuing conversation. Sept. 3, 1955 (from Sylvia's diary) It must have been some terrible mistake. Mother set me up with a certain Ken Kesey, a friend of a friend of the family. Terrible! We met at a restaurant on Harvard Square and it went downhill from there. I came home alright, but barely. I guess I can start

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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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    Hero in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey Randle Patrick McMurphy, the main character in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, is the perfect example of a hero. He is committed to a mental institution after faking insanity to get out of a work camp. From the beginning of his presence on the ward, things start to change. He brings in laughter, gambling, profanity and he begins to get the other patients to open up. All of this, however, clashes with the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, who is

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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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    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 Cuckoo's

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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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    The Blurry Truth Asylums hold the position of residency for all people that do not fit into the mold of “socially acceptable”. From birth one must abide by certain standards of dress and action in order to avoid a slot in the asylum of life. This set of guidelines impressed upon people by society at large does not frequently face challengers. Society prefers to reign without people astray—without people breaking out of their boxes. References to the structure of society are present in a large quantity

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