One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Research Paper

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Ken Kesey Ken Kesey once said, “You can’t really be strong until you see the funny side to things,” (Ken Kesey Quotes). Ken Kesey was an optimistic person, even though life threw millions of different obstacles at him, he chose to stay strong. His childhood was ordinary, he spent a lot of time with his friends and family. Even though his final years were a struggle, he persistently kept a smile on his face to the day he deceased. Kesey wrote multiple screenplays, and 44 books, not many of them were very notable however, one emerged from the shadows. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” one of the greatest works of American literature, catalyzed Ken Kesey’s career and fame. He wrote the book while working in an insane asylum; he was also under…show more content…
He was born in La Junta Colorado, September 17, 1935. He was the son of Fred A. and Geneve Kesey, both of whom worked together to own a dairy farm in Oregon (World Biography). During his childhood, he and his family moved several times but they finally settle down in Springfield, Oregon. He spent most of his hours outdoors with his brother, fishing and hunting. He was a very good student in high school, he participated in plays, played football, wrestled, and was nominated to be “Most Likely to Succeed” by his classmates (Biography of Ken Kesey). Later on, he ran off with his high school sweetheart, Norma Faye Haxbe, and they gave birth to three children; Jed, Zane, and Shannon (Wikipedia). Ken Kesey graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in speech and communication. “He studied at University of Oregon...On graduating he won a scholarship to Stanford” (Books and Writers). However, he ruined the opportunity by dropping and experimenting with a lot of drugs. The usage of drugs inspired Kesey to compose the book “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,”; he took a huge leap of faith by just experimenting with drugs, but ended up with probably one of the greatest

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