One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Ken Kesey
Contributed by Elene Blackwelder
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Part 1

The story starts with the admission of a new patient, Randle McMurphy, to a mental hospital in Oregon. He has feigned insanity and has had himself ...

Part 2

Part II, the shortest part of the novel, deals with McMurphy's discovery of one of the cardinal rules of the hospital and his final acceptance as t...

Part 3

Part III deals mainly with the fishing trip, where the patients learn to fend for themselves in the world outside; but it begins with showing McMur...

Part 4

Up until this final part, McMurphy has won most of the battles against the Nurse, who seems to have something up her sleeve. When he returns from t...

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