Classic Novel "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" Foretold Ron Paul's CandidacySubmitted by jay0718 on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:57
Themes - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, examines humanity and control. In this novel, characters within a mental institution struggle with achieving rights and freedoms. The mental institution and its staffs resemble totalitarian state of government which imposes laws and control. However, as demonstrated by one of the characters R.P. McMurphy, it takes a strong individual to stand up against a totalitarian system and speak for the rights and freedoms of the individual. This theme demonstrates through McMurphy's self-sacrifice the patients realize that they are able to obtain rights and freedoms by becoming self-reliant and independent of the laws of the combine, as McMurphy has demonstrated..."