One Flew over the Cuckoos NestPaper Rating: Word Count: 1279 Approx Pages: 5
"One flew East, One flew West, One flew over the Cuckoos nest ¦ Goose swoops down and plucks you out.
Crazy, psycho, weird, strange, fool, freak, nutty, screwy and wacky- what do these words bring to mind when you hear them. For me they remind me of the book "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey. This is a counterculture, protest novel that changed the way everyone looked at society. Kesey was enrolled in a creative writing program, while working as an orderly in a psychiatric ward. He got ideas for this book by working at the ward and seeing what went on. He was the first experimental participant in LSD (acid) trials- he thought by doing this it would set your mind free, which in his case it did. That's why all throughout the book Brodmen hallucinates and has delusions.
Brodmen is a patient at an Oregon psychiatric hospital- he's been there for 10 years. He pretends to be dead and dumb to go un-noticed. This lets him hear everything going on making him a good narrator in the sense he knows everything. On the other hand he could be a little unreliable because he hallucinates quite a bit. Many important facts are hidden throughout the book. For example Brodmen tries to act d