Essays Tagged: "Kesey"

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Kesey. A bitter commentary on the condition of the American society

Kesey's brilliant work in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is the by-product of many factors. Kesey u ... is a bitter commentary on the condition of the American society. Obviously, it becomes evident that Kesey will convey many viewpoints throughout the course of the story, however, I strongly believe th ... The Cuckoo's Nest is that the society that we love so much is not as good as it is made out to be. Kesey establishes this theme through the brilliant manipulation of setting. Kesey uses the specific ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary Essay "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey

hero no matter what religion those who look upon him follow. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey uses both of these heroes of today, amalgamating them so that his protagonist displayed charac ... Bromden, the narrator, presents evidence of this by describing McMurphy's laugh as 'free and loud'(Kesey p. 16). The Western hero is known to be carefree, and so was McMurphy when he was first admitt ...

(8 pages) 131 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Does McMurphy transfer his individualistic spirit into that of the other patients in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? by Kesey

f individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960's. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60's; this included ... ety's standards, experimented in drugs, and just lived their lives in an unconventional manner. Ken Kesey had many significant experiences that enabled him to create One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. A ...

(8 pages) 159 0 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: The Anatomy of a Hero

The Anatomy of a HeroKen Kesey, a writer and cultural hero of the psychic frontier, is best known as the author of the widely ... Cuckoo's Nest. His works are set in California and Oregon, two locations representing two facets of Kesey's experience that provide the major tensions in his works. Oregon represents traditional rural ... d from Baptist pioneer stock; California is associated with the countercultural revolution in which Kesey played an important role. Therefore, Kesey's name is often associated with the American West C ...

(13 pages) 158 1 2.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Biography of Ken Kesey and his studies towards "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Ken Kesey (1935-2001)With a book as fascinating as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, one can not help but ... as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, one can not help but wonder about the man behind the story. Ken Kesey, born the youngest of two sons on September 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colorado, was no less inter ... years he moved to Springfield, Oregon, where he grew up living a farmer's life. After high school, Kesey married his high school sweetheart, Faye Haxby whom he had three children with. He went on to ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey

Truthfully, this is a groovy book. Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest qualifies as a classic novel because it was influential to t ... influential to the time period it was written in and generations after. The drug use related to Ken Kesey and the characters in his book attracted many readers at the time it was written. Power is a s ... mous hippies and their drug culture had a great deal of influence towards the writing of this book. Kesey established a group known as The Merry Pranksters who drove around in a, "Day-Glo-Painted bus, ...

(3 pages) 67 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Electric Koolaid-Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe.

U.S. in the 1960's. Not even the entire United States but mainly California, because, according to Kesey, "New York is about two years behind."The story begins in the back of a flatbed pickup truck t ... ain to us why he is in San Francisco and what brought him here. He explains that all he knows about Kesey is that he was a highly regarded novelist, an extremely good wrestler and a father of three wh ...

(3 pages) 52 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay compares Ken Kesey and Harriot Jacobs' use of fear and control in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

nging in clippings from the newspapers that told of wrecked boats and sudden storms off the coast" (Kesey 178). These subtle notes were her cunning way to scare the men enough to stay in the ward and ... ., hints at his own demise when he chooses to stay after the party rather than make an easy escape (Kesey 166). This leads the reader to believe that for McMurphy, the only method to escape with digni ...

(5 pages) 59 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"...how Kenny Kesey uses humor to disguise underlying truths.

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, the author uses humor in the characters' sarcastic comments and bantering to faintly disguise ... s humor in the characters' sarcastic comments and bantering to faintly disguise the truths beneath. Kesey writes about men who find themselves trapped in a crazy world and each man is seeking his own ... s usually the butt, almost instantly referring to her as "a bitch and a buzzard and a ball-cutter" (Kesey 58).By making fun of her, he subverts her authority, and eliminates any power she might have o ...

(4 pages) 47 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest- Forman Vs. Kesey

"Foreman's film version dilutes Kesey's meaning, but makes the text much more accessible"This phrase rings very true when concerning ... ore accessible"This phrase rings very true when concerning both Milos Forman's film version and Ken Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest." Both portray basically the same ideals, meaning and ... e quote above, and I think it affects both the accessibility and the impact of the two texts.In Ken Kesey novel, the story of the psychiatric hospital is told through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a half ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey: An analysis of the curative and transforming power of laughter over the plot, characters and settings of both the novel and film.

ing at getting some of the guys to laugh. It bothers him that the best they can do is grim weakly" (Kesey 92). For nurse Ratched, laughter is dangerous. If someone laughs, he is expressing his emotion ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (Individual VS society)

hould they really be saying, "...With liberty and justice for all that are willing to conform"? Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" is the by-product of many factors. Although there ar ... the novel is that the society that we call 'liberated' may not be as free as it is made out to be. Kesey establishes this theme through the manipulation of setting, and indirect characterization of M ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The quote "if you want to make enemies try to change something" by Woodrow Wilson is applied in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Discuss

“If you want to make enemies try to change something” by Woodrow Wilson is applied in Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Kesey allows the responder to view th ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ken Kesey

e writer that write novels on thing that fascinate them or on thing that they are fanatic with. Ken Kesey wrote the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, which takes place in a mental facility in Ore ... ard because they don't live the way society wants them to live and there fight against society. Ken Kesey was inspired by a job he had in a mental facility. Kesey wrote the novel because of his intere ...

(3 pages) 572 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Timshel

Timshel On the concept of timshel, Would Miller and Kesey agree? That is the question. *The answer?* Most definitely not. The concept of timshel, the id ... ast of Eden, can be interpreted in two very different ways through Miller's Death of a Salesman and Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Through their respective protagonists, Miller and Kesey sho ... imply doing what he has to do. The novels convey that Miller strongly agrees with "thou mayest" and Kesey strongly disagrees.Miller's protagonist, Willie Loman, chooses the more tragic of his options ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cuckoos Nest

Throughout Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, two major themes are stressed: religious symbolism ( ... ilm. The first thing you notice in any film is the physical appearance of the characters. In Kesey's novel, the nurse's starch-white uniform, attempting to hide her large breasts, the bizarre o ... ntire attitude creates the wrong mood and makes her come off as being nice and sweet, as opposed to Kesey's version of the dominating and cruel nurse. The actress who portrayed Big Nurse, Louise Fletc ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

heir votes, working toward making worth-while citizens to turn back Outside onto the street."(Kesey, 48) In the United States Government, we run on a democratic system too. We vote for various i ... " which is a huge organization that aims to adjust the Outside as well as the Inside." (Kesey, 30) Chief Bromden described the "Combine" Nurse Ratched having all the control of every ...

(3 pages) 980 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

ption of sanity and insanity. This novel examines the issue of sanity in a somewhat modern society. Kesey illustrates the workings of a mental hospital and the affect of these workings on the people i ... and the affect of these workings on the people in the hospital. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Kesey reverses control in the mental hospital by proving the patients can show more sanity than thos ...

(11 pages) 1174 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cuckoos nest

ke the reader aware of an important theme or themes? One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey, is a novel which explores many themes relating to human society, spirit and structure. It wri ... ccessfully conveys these themes to the reader. The book is also backed up by a strong realism which Kesey managed to acquire from years serving on a mental ward and from his own explorations into mind ...

(6 pages) 1013 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

One flew over the cuckoos nest

te whales" which recall Melville's Moby Dick.Indeed, so that the reader does not miss the allusion, Kesey has McMurphy relate that the person who gave him the shorts was "'a co-ed at Oregon State, Chi ... ay be seen as a symbol of impenetrability which forms the book's focus over its "hero" Captain Ahab.Kesey, however, appears to associate Moby Dick with male aggressiveness/dominance as is shown in thi ...

(3 pages) 1521 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine