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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


by Ken Kesey

Rabbits and the Wolf

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Harding explains to McMurphy that the world is divided into the weak and the strong. He, the doctor, and most of the patients are the weakrabbitsand Nurse Ratched is the strong, a wolf. She hasn’t made them into rabbitsthey’re in the asylum because they can’t adjust to being a rabbit in the outside world.

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