One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Society

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In conclusion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is “a powerful critique of American society and of the function of madness in that society” and it accurately portrays the Civil Rights Movement and the movement towards deinstitutionalization experienced during the publication of Ken Kesey’s novel and by Ken Kesey himself (Vitkus, 65). The recurring theme of repressive vs rebellious wills illustrate the need to resist oppressive institutions of society so that humanity will not fall as victims to society 's ever changing economy. This novel focuses on the concept of American Capitalism and how defining a person as crazy because they are different or refuse to conform to society 's obligations is deemed immoral; therefore, through the novel,
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