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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy the swaggering, fun loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half Indian patient who understands McMurphy s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned Ken Kesey s extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk unopposed by her patients ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk who remain cowed by mind 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group before he ll be able to function in a normal society how the group can help the guy by showing him where he s out of place how society is what decides who s sane and who isn t, so you got to measure up.Are you different from the others Then we ll correct you, make you fit and suit people will force you one way or the other One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest is a groundbreaking book and it is a manifesto about the rights of man to have an individuality a guy has to learn to get along in a group before he ll be able to function in a normal society how the group can help the guy by showing him where he s out of place how society is what decides who s sane and who isn t, so you got to measure up.Are you different from the others Then we ll correct you, make you fit and suit people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.Society strives to pull mentality of its members down to the level of total conformity and it tends to destroy those who try to be original.But there are always those who wish to escape the cuckoo s nest Last night, at about 2 am, I finished One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest by Ken Kesey I lay awake for a long time afterward, watching the bars of light on the ceiling, holding my eyes open until the pupils dilated enough to shrink the light, then I d blink and have to start all over.Finally I sat up and turned on the lights The book had done something to me Like it d punched me in the face and said, Do something, you idiot So I gathered up a bunch of sentimental shit from around my apartment Last night, at about 2 am, I finished One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest by Ken Kesey I lay awake for a long time afterward, watching the bars of light on the ceiling, holding my eyes open until the pupils dilated enough to shrink the light, then I d blink and have to start all over.Finally I sat up and turned on the lights The book had done something to me Like it d punched me in the face and said, Do something, you idiot So I gathered up a bunch of sentimental shit from around my apartment, stuffed it into a backpack, hiked across town, and threw it off the Morrison Bridge.The backpack made a loud thunk when it hit the water Like a body falling from a building I watched it float downstream a tiny dot weaving through the rippling reflections of the city lights, until it finally sank below the surface.I tell you this story because, in a way, throwing that bag of stuff off the bridge is the best analysis I can make of Kesey s book.So much has been said before, what else can I say Chuck Palahniuk summed it up nicely in the forward for the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition He explains that Cuckoo s Nest tells the same story as the most popular novels of the last century, it focuses on the modern paradox of trying to be human in the well oiled machine of a capitalist democracy, where you must be either a savior or a slave Palahniuk points out that Cuckoo s Nest shows us a third option You can create and live in a new systemnot rebelling against or carving into your culture, but creating a vision of your own and working to make that option real Is there anything else left to say Reading this book is like being inside Fight Club You take punch after punch, but keep crawling back forbecause it s making you feel things you didn t know you could feel and as long as you stay conscious, and don t give up or let your eyes glaze over, this book will creep into the very edges of your consciousness and give you new words for the questions you always wanted to ask, show you how to draw a map of your own, and give you a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, it is possible to rise above the machine of society and become human again Profane, hilarious, disturbing, heartbreaking, shocking powerful.Ken Kesey s genre defining 1962 novel that was made into a Broadway play and then made into an Academy Award winning film starring Jack Nicholson will inspire strong emotions I can see people loving it or hating it.I loved it.First of all, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart a book that is banned from libraries has a place on my bookshelf So all you amateur censurers out there you are my enemy I don t like you I de Profane, hilarious, disturbing, heartbreaking, shocking powerful.Ken Kesey s genre defining 1962 novel that was made into a Broadway play and then made into an Academy Award winning film starring Jack Nicholson will inspire strong emotions I can see people loving it or hating it.I loved it.First of all, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart a book that is banned from libraries has a place on my bookshelf So all you amateur censurers out there you are my enemy I don t like you I defy you A book that you don t like is a book that I do and I want to rub it in your face.This from Wikipedia One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest is one of America s most highly challenged and banned novels 1974 Five residents of Strongsville, Ohio sued the local Board of Education to remove the novel from classrooms They deemed the book pornographic and said that it glorifies criminal activity, has a tendency to corrupt juveniles, and contains descriptions of bestiality, bizarre violence, and torture, dismemberment, death, and human elimination 1975 The book was removed from public schools in Randolph, New York and Alton, Oklahoma 1977 Removed from the required reading list in Westport, Maine 1978 Banned from the St Anthony, Idaho Freemont High School and the teacher who assigned the novel was fired 1982 Challenged at Merrimack, New Hampshire High School 1986 Challenged at Aberdeen Washington High school in Honors English classes.2000 Challenged at Placentia Unified School District Yorba Linda, California Parents say that the teachers could choose the best books, but they keep choosing this garbage over and over again.The teacher who assigned this as reading was FIRED The year 2000 The year 2000 We are in the 21st century and someone is calling this garbage Ok First of all, McMurphy is alive Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing The dramatic tension between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched was literary diamonds rare treasure Kesey created a novel wherein was a clash between an unstoppable force and an immovable object Clash That s what it was and a reader could see it coming from a mile down the tracks, like a freight train whistling and steaming Here it comes.McMurphy was the novel s tragic hero a red headed Irish American troublemaker who everyone loves deep down The Big Nurse Mildred Ratched, is the Man She is the embodiment of the institution, the rules, the law, the Order Kesey has drawn an epic clash between chaos and order and did so within the halls and bleached clean walls of an insane asylum.Though I could not help picturing Jack Nicholson as McMurphy while reading this, Kesey s McMurphy is really describedlike Charles Dickens Fagan, a red headed trickster, and perhaps in mythic terms he is Coyote, or Loki, he is THE TRICKSTER GOD, he is that opposing force that makes the orderly way of the universe stronger Rules PISS ON YOUR FUCKING RULES In another way, McMurphy is the quintessential American, and he can be seen as a metaphor for the spirit of America He is the entrepreneur, the self starter, the untamed rebel who makes his own rules He is the great equalizer, the leader who kicks down the boundaries, who champions the little guy, who colors outside the lines and who picks the small boys and the fat kids on his team and then wins anyway and wins big All I know is this nobody s very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down Kesey s narrator is also an unlikely selection Chief Bromden, nicknamed Chief Broom because he is made to sweep the halls A giant of a man, the rational, modern world has emasculated him, made him small and without a voice or strength Chief is clearly schizophrenic but also lucid, he and the other patients are humans, deserving of respect and sympathy one of the central points made by Kesey, who is as humanist as Kurt Vonnegut and as fun as a barrel full of monkeys Chief s dramatic and dynamic evolution is the barometer of this great work.The Chronics and acutes When McMurphy arrives at the institute, the residents are informally divided between the chronics those whose condition has demanded their lifelong commitment and the acutes, those whose insanity may be temporary and remedied Interestingly, many are there voluntarily McMurphy s friendship with Chief an erstwhile chronic and his championing of the acutes status is a central theme of the book What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin Well you re not You re not You re no crazier than the average asshole out walkin around on the streets and that s it Like Upton Sinclair s muckraking journalistic exposures in The Jungle, Kesey s novel can also be seen as a bright light shined on the mental health facilities in the 60s He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum A book that should be read I have a love hate relationship with this book The writing and imagery are superb and I always love a down with tyrannical overloads, generic living, and medicalization moral, but its other lesson leaves me cringing In the basic knowledge I have of Ken Kesey, the book ultimately seems very misogynistic and anti feminist I m all for a gender balance, but this book botches up the entire process in a method that purposely lacks tongue in cheek flair Basically, the plot seems to involve men me I have a love hate relationship with this book The writing and imagery are superb and I always love a down with tyrannical overloads, generic living, and medicalization moral, but its other lesson leaves me cringing In the basic knowledge I have of Ken Kesey, the book ultimately seems very misogynistic and anti feminist I m all for a gender balance, but this book botches up the entire process in a method that purposely lacks tongue in cheek flair Basically, the plot seems to involve men mentally castrated by a domineering woman who could just as easily be labeled Bitch as she could Big Nurse Enter main character who, in my tattered, yellow paged, 70 s copy, directly labels him as the hero of the book on the back cover a man that pretty much shakes the men up to the supposed feminization of American culture and how it s destroying their identities as males Read here a huge characterization of the male ego is to dominate the female with opposites all around How is this man so easily labeled a hero Have we forgotten he has been charged and convicted, among other things, with rape of a female minor And the main reason he s in the asylum is to skimp out on his prison sentence How is that masculine, if I am to continue on with the stereotypes the book itself perpetuates and yet backpedals when necessary Why do we consider him the main character when the story is being told in the first person by a Native American Can you not be a man a hero unless you re white Or perhaps it was because he was so docile In the end, the supposed hero of the book teaches men that, to cast off impending feminization, one must be violent towards women muscle them out of the way, destroy them if they re relentless If you are unable or fearful of doing so, you re better off killing yourself than being only half of a man Oh, but wait, there s a special lesson for the ladies themselves, too To steer clear of the eventual rape, assault, murder, or torture and yes, it will happen simply sexualize yourself That s the only way to be safe and isn t it convenient securely a woman So much for individualization and going against cultural norms, gentlemen You re a dime a dozen.Before we glorify such a book, we have to sit down and figure out what exactly masculinity is outside of a cultural setting before we can complain that culture itself is taking it away Are we to allow a cowardly, violent, looking out for Number One individual give us this definition, fair and balanced It s one thing for him to say it, it s another for us to listen

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