Mental Illness In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a book that explains the direct thoughts and relations between the mentally ill patients. It describes their mental illnesses, and for this being such a hot topic, many songs correlate to the Book. Although "Mansion" by NF and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are different in their medium, they share similarities in themes of mental illness, societal pressures, and individuality. Mental illness is a very complex and often misunderstood topic that has been explored in various forms of art, including music and literature. An example of a song that demonstrates such a thing is the song "Mansion". The book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the song “Mansion” both delve into the theme of mental illness and its …show more content…

This is evident in both the song "Mansion" and the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. Both works explore how social relations can impact an individual's mental health. In "Mansion," NF describes his struggle with mental illness and how it is exacerbated by his isolation from others. He highlights the importance of having supportive relationships to overcome these challenges. Similarly, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest depicts how oppressive social structures can lead to the loss of growth for individuals. Both works emphasize that social relations have a wide impact on our mental well being. This being said, McMurphy, a main protagonist in the book, became close with chief, the narrator of the story. McMurphy had helped Chief come out of his shell and had gained a relationship with him. Doing so, McMurphy made Chief comfortable enough to talk, “Thank you.”(Ken Kesey 217) being the first thing Chief said. They demonstrate that supportive relationships can help individuals overcome challenges, while oppressive social structures can lead to negative outcomes. Ultimately, these works remind us of the importance of fostering positive social connections to promote mental health and

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