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Ken Keseys One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is a multidimensional novel withmany important messages in which Kesey strives to relay to the readers Kesey did notwrite this novel for the sole purpose of entertainment even though it was veryentertaining but did write it with the intent to show the readers many realities of life Firstof all Kesey shows in this book that how people are perceived in society may not really behow that person is and that things are sometimes different than what they seem SecondlyKesey sends the message that a single person can be significant and make a difference inother peoples lives and finally Kesey shows readers that the spirit a person has can live onand make a difference even when that person is gone One message relayed by Kesey is the fact that in society people who may bethought of as good people who are trying to help nurse Ratched and people who areconsidered bad people by society McMurphy Acutes may in reality be the opposite ofwhat they seem Just because society puts a label on people doesnt necessarily mean itstrue In this novel Kesey shows the true evil of nurse Ratched He shows in detail theway she mechanically tares the mens courage pride and eventually all of their manhooddown to nothing She even goes so far as to driving two men to suicide Outside of theward the Big Nurse is perceived as a good person and as someone who has dedicatedher life to helping others This view of nurse Ratched is reflected in the awards won bythe ward that she has total control over and also by the Public relations man who guides agroup of people through the ward telling them how nice of a place this is and how farthese institutes have come Readers of this book are show that in reality the Big Nurse isnot the caring women that she is thought to be but that she is the
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