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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Summary
Ken Kesey

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Summary

Plot Summary

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic novel by award winning author Ken Kesey. In this novel, R. P. McMurphy has himself committed to a mental hospital from a work camp because he thinks the stay will be easier. However, McMurphy quickly discovers that life in the mental hospital is not what he thought it was. At first, McMurphy tries to behave so that the head nurse will not extend his stay, but he soon realizes that most of the patients are there voluntarily. This makes him want to help them come out of their shells. To this purpose, McMurphy fights for the rights of the patients. He takes them on a fishing trip. Then, one night, McMurphy invites a couple of girls for a night of partying. The fallout destroys his future. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is at times funny, at...

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