Thesis For One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over Society’s Utopia In 1962, Ken Kesey shook Americans across the nation with his book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest illustrates controversial topics in society as triumphant and was therefore under scrutiny since its publication. The novel expresses material, such as nonconformity, rebellion, freedom of the mind, and the hardships of having a mental illness. It also challenges many levels of reality and social norms, such as glorifying corrupt juveniles, criminal activity, and depicting images of obscenity, all which landed the novel a spot on the banned books list. As young adults, our minds are still moldable. Parents were increasingly afraid of the influence One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest could have on their children. They were mostly concerned with the exaltation of criminal activity, such as murder, obscenity, and prostitution, that was illustrated in the novel. Adults were, and are still, wanting an alternative book that will exemplify good morals and role models. For instance, McMurphy, the main character, landed himself in jail before due to “a history of street brawls, arrests for drunkenness, and repeated offenses for gambling” (Moss and…show more content…
Change begins with you. • evidence - When the two agitators reemerge from the Disturbed Ward following their treatments, they are met with a hero 's welcome. In honor of their return, a clandestine party is planned. Controversial issues such as civil rights came to the forefront, inspiring more and more young Americans to question those in power. Expressing themselves through discussion, art, and nonviolent action, they formed a subgroup in American society that historians would term the counterculture. • Source – Literature Resource Center Middle • topic sentence - conformity; adults worried youth would not fall in
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