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The Theme of Fighting the System in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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The system is something that people are always out to change You see people trying to change it all the time but few are actually successful at changing the system The system can be a variety of things In some cases it is the government it can be the a boss or basically anything or anyone that has some type of control or authority For some people fighting the system is their livelihood their mission in life They try to change the system because of the corruption because of unjust actions because they were a victim of it or to seek the truth In the novels One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the main characters are out to change the system Based on the novel by Ken Kesey it seems that his perspective on this issue is that the system is in dire need of change Even if you are not successful in changing the system it is still very effective that you tried and you set an example for others to follow Kesey also seems to believe that persistence is key when fighting the system Kesey believes that even if you change a small aspect of the system it was well worth the fight One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest the main character Randle Patrick McMurphy fights to change the system in a mental hospital McMurphy is outgoing a leader and a rebel There was a constant power struggle in the novel between the patients new found savior McMurphy and the evil Nurse Ratched who rules their wing of the hospital with an iron fist McMurphy fights to change the system to try to win back the patients rights and in the process gain more privileges for the patients and himself McMurphy also seems to get pleasure out of fighting the system His motives are simple he wants to help out his fellow patients his
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