ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: discuss the use and effectiveness of a narrator with questionable sanity; analyze McMurphy as a contemporary tragic figure; discuss the techniques Kesey uses to present the ward as a microcosm of the Combine; analyze fantastic hallucinatory imagery and how it contributes to the work as a whole; analyze Nurse Ratched as a castrating character; discuss sanity and insanity, including false diagnoses of insanity; discuss how size and power are related in the book and how perceived size changes; discuss both the redemptive and repressive power of sexuality on the ward; discuss the Combine as repressive of individuality and freedom; and trace the development of Chief Bromden from a passive mute to an autonomous, speaking character. 74 pages. ©2011.
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