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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

  

by Ken Kesey

Analysis: Genre

Literary Fiction

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest investigates the interaction between a nurse and the patients at an insane asylum ward. Thus, it is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between a person who confines and those who are confined, as well as a portrayal of the inner psychology of a man who has been confined in an insane asylum for many, many years. The book asks important questions, like what confinement will do to a man, and whether it is possible to cure mental illness in a typical hospital environment with its system, rules, and regulations. Ultimately, it is a psychological exploration of the entire insane asylum system.

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