Cuckoos Nest

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In what ways does the author of a novel you have studied make the reader aware of an important theme or themes? One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey, is a novel which explores many themes relating to human society, spirit and structure. It written in a unique style, that, in combination with strong symbolism and characterisation, successfully conveys these themes to the reader. The book is also backed up by a strong …

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…convey. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a microcosmic look at an individual defying authoritarian rule on the grounds of a psychiatric ward. It is a clever commentary on the courage required to break pre-conditioned restrictions and plunge head first into liberation. Using a wide variety of literary techniques Kesey successfully uses this novel as a platform to proclaim his themes and ideas which out branch out into the macrocosmic world of everyday life.