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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


by Ken Kesey

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature and Philosophy

Franz Kafka (4.3.108)
Mark Twain (4.3.108)
The Bible: Jezebel (4.4.29)

Historical Figures

Napoleon (2.1.34)
Genghis Khan (2.1.34)
Attila the Hun (2.1.34)
Hitler (3.2.102)
Sigmund Freud (1.5.142-143)
Carl Jung (1.5.142-143)
Maxwell Jones (1.5.142-143)
Salome (4.4.29)

Pop Culture

Lawrence Welk plays "Tea for Two" (1.9.23)

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