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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Essay: An in depth study of the narrative techniques used in this book.

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Fiction Counterculture of the 1960s Ken Kesey Pranksters Human communication Meaning Unreliable narrator Question Analytic philosophy
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How and to what effect does Kesey employ narrative voice in his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. - Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is written through the unusual vantage point of a six-foot-seven hallucinating half-Indian man in a mental asylum, who is Wrongly presumed to be deaf and dumb. Chief Bromden is an unreliable narrator to the point that it is questionable Whether any of the events that he describes actually happen. Initially, this unreliable narration Msimply confuses the reader. However, as the novel progresses and the Ways in which the Chief's delusions manifest themselves become clearer, so too do the primary effects of Kesey employing this unique narrative voice. The Chief, with the metaphors he us...
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