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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

by

Ken Kesey

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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 weak – rabbits – and Nurse Ratched is the strong, a wolf. She hasn’t made them into rabbits – they’re inside because they can’t adjust to being a rabbit on the outside.

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