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In CliffsNotes on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you explore Ken Kesey's best-known work, one that challenges the preconceived ideas of what constitutes sanity and insanity. A mistakenly undertaken ...
In CliffsNotes on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you explore Ken Kesey's best-known work, one that challenges the preconceived ideas of what constitutes sanity and insanity. A mistakenly undertaken power struggle in an insane asylum results in a suicide, a murder, and a liberation, and leaves the reader with a paradoxical feeling that both disturbs and pleases.
This study guide carefully walks you through the novel by providing summaries and critical analyses of each section. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Ken Kesey, and gain insight into how he came to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Other features that help you study include
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Introduction to the Novel.
PART 1: They're Out There.
PART 1: When the Fog Clears.
PART 1: The New Man.
PART 1: In the Glass Station.
PART 1: Before Noontime.
PART 1: One Christmas.
PART 1: First Time for a Long, Long Time.
PART 1: Come Morning.
PART 1: All Through Breakfast.
PART 1: There's a Monopoly Game.
PART 1: There's Long Spells.
PART 1: A Visiting Doctor.
PART 1: It's Getting Hard.
PART 1: There's a Shipment of Frozen Parts.
PART 1: I Know How They Work It.
PART 2: Just at the Edge of My Vision.
PART 2: The Way the Big Nurse Acted.
PART 2: In the Group Meetings.
PART 2: Up Ahead of Me.
PART 2: Whatever It Was.
PART 2: They Take Me with the Acutes Sometimes.
PART 2: I Remember It Was Friday Again.
PART 2: Crossing the Grounds.
PART 3: After That.
PART 3: Two Whores.
PART 4: The Big Nurse.
PART 4: Up on Disturbed.
PART 4: There Had Been Times.
PART 4: I've Given What Happened Next.
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Posted December 11, 2012