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Book Reviews

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1963) - Shreya Sachdev

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a 1962 novel written by Ken Kesey. This book is about a mental asylum that starts to change when the presence of a certain character named Randle Patrick McMurphy steps inside of the ward. I had the pleasure of reading this novel in my English class when I was sixteen years old and immediately became interested in the plot. Everything about this novel is brilliant. This novel’s execution is great, because the characters are presented in such an interesting way through the use of diction and symbolism that their actions become controversial and are open to interpretation throughout the entire novel. There are many interesting themes and motifs inside of this novel such as the role of women and men, freedom, masculinity, and mental illness. All these themes are merged into one which is why so many different things can be said about different chapters of the novel and can be viewed differently by reach reader. Personally, I really enjoyed this novel and would give this novel a 10/10.

Shreya Sachdev