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Research Assignment In the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the patients of the asylum are delineated as different instead of insane. They are portrayed positively as the people who could not conform into the standard image of a sane person set by the Combine, while the people who are deemed as normal or sane are looked at like they are puppets to the Combine. The book argues that insanity is fitting into society and accepting its beliefs without questioning the social system. This idea presented by he book is largely applicable to the 60’s due to the radical social change happening in this time period. The idea the book is presenting is relative to the Federalist papers or James Madison’s fear of the minority being over taken by the majority and is universally applicable.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest explains insanity as being a mindless follower, presents the structure of the mental institution to be similar to communism, supports the idea of independent thinking being a natural and positive reaction, and represents social policy change in the 60’s having to do with racism, egregation, and failing trust in the government. StellaSee. “Redefining the Idea of ‘insanity’ in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. ” HubPages. N. p. , 18 Jan. 2013. web. 09 Dec. 2013. The author, known by her username StellaSee, introduces themes and symbols like “A passion for homogenization”, The fellowship of the Asylum, and she describes McMurphy as a sacrificial lamb. Focusing on her theme of “A passion for homogenization” she says that the patients are rejects from society and are so fearful that they voluntarily sign themselves up for treatment at the asylum.
She also describes the ward as a mirror to society that “promotes uniformity and has ‘a passion for homogenization'”. She also describes the patients as not insane but different saying that McMurphy’s role in freeing the patients is to give them the confidence to stand up to “the wolves” which are symbols of officials for the Combine like Big Nurse and Chief Bromden’s mother. She contrasts the sane and insane, and describes OFOTCCN to change the roles of these to synonym by making the insane, the mental ward patients, appear sane and the sane, people controlling the and/or utside of the ward, as insane. “”One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: An Allegory of Communism. ” One Flew over the Cuckoo S Nest an Allegory of Communism. N. p. , n. d. web. 16 Dec. 2013.
The author of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: An Allegory of Communism known as khaiqle says that One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is an allegory to communism Madden, Fred. “Sanity and Responsibility: Big Chief as Narrator and Executioner. ” Modern Fiction Studies 32. 2 (Summer 1986): 203-217. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 341. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Dec. 2013. In this critical essay, Sanity and Responsibility: Big Chief as Narrator and Executioner, Madden argues that Chief Bromden is the protagonist and that McMurphy Just serves to help the Chief gain his independence, self-awareness, and identity back from the “Combine