One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Fog
A Pecking Party
Rabbits and the Wolf
Outside
Green Seepage
The Combine
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Part I, Chapter One
Part I, Chapter Two
Part I, Chapter Three
Part I, Chapter Four
Part I, Chapter Five
Part I, Chapter Six
Part I, Chapter Seven
Part I, Chapter Eight
Part I, Chapter Nine
Part I, Chapter Ten
Part I, Chapter Eleven
Part I, Chapter Twelve
Part I, Chapter Thirteen
Part I, Chapter Fourteen
Part I, Chapter Fifteen
Part II, Chapter One
Part II, Chapter Two
Part II, Chapter Three
Part II, Chapter Four:
Part II, Chapter Five
Part II, Chapter Six
Part II, Chapter Seven
Part II, Chapter Eight
Part III, Chapter One
Part III, Chapter Two
Part IV, Chapter One
Part IV, Chapter Two
Part IV, Chapter Three
Part IV, Chapter Four
Characters
Randle McMurphy
Randle McMurphy Timeline
Chief Bromden
Chief Bromden Timeline
Nurse Ratched (Big Nurse)
Nurse Ratched (Big Nurse) Timeline
Dale Harding
Billy Bibbit
Doctor Spivey
Charles Cheswick
The Acutes
The Chronics
Candy Star
George Sorenson (Rub-a-Dub George)
The Orderlies
Rawler
Sandy
Public Relation
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Narrator
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Madness
Madness Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Manipulation
Manipulation Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Laws and Order
Laws and Order Quotes
Rebellion
Rebellion Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Like Cocoa Puffs Cuckoo
Like Cocoa Puffs Cuckoo Flashcards
Like Cocoa Puffs Cuckoo True or False
Cuckoo
Cuckoo Flashcards
Cuckoo True or False
You Would Have to Be Crazy Not to Take
You Would Have to Be Crazy Not to Take Flashcards
You Would Have to Be Crazy Not to Take True or False
Movie
Essay
Teaching One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
"Like a cartoon world": Psychedelic Cartoons from the Psych Ward
Law and Order in the Cuckoo’s Nest
19th Nervous Breakdown: Music, Poetry, or Fiction Inspired by Cuckoo’s Nest
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Why Should I Care?
Book vs. Movie
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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