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In the novel One Flew over The Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kessey rebellion versus society is arguably the most important theme in the novel The reason for why this is an important theme is because in the book there are numerous moments where Randle McMurphy rebels against Nurse Ratched and the ward that plays a significant part in the novel to help it develop In example the first time he revolts against the nurses rules regulations McMurphy wanted to watch the World Series and didnt really get to so instead pretends he is This shows significance because this is the first time that the Acutes start to get a feel of enjoyment that has been shown since the reader started the book From that moment forward McMurphy has been rebelling in every way he sees possible from as little as smart remarks to Nurse Ratched to inviting Candy and Sandy in the ward and having a small party Rebellion is also the most important because while McMurphy was rebelling against the ward he was also setting an example for the Acutes showing that they dont have to be pushed around and not conforming to the rules and regulations could be worth it for the most part While in the ward McMurphy is leading by example of how to be masculine and stand their ground What McMurphy has also shown is that sometimes rebelling in a society that doesnt fit everyones needs should be changed if it is not improving the development of the society as a whole This could also be shown outside of the book particularly in America dealing with multiple things America had to change to become a better country such as becoming an independent nation abolishing slavery segregating the nation making white people and color people equal and many other events that made America what it is today McMurphy symbolizes most of the anti-cultural movements in the 1960s like antiwar civil right
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