One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Essay | Student Essay

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: A Sacred Theme

Summary: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. This essay analyzes the use of biblical allusions and themes in the novel.
A Sacred Theme

"Jesus Christ was more than man," (Napoleon I). In America, a large portion of the population associates Jesus with holiness, and as the ultimate savior. Ken Kesey utilizes Christ as a constant symbol throughout One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The protagonist of the story acts as a model and leader for other characters in the book, just as Christ was for his disciples. It is appropriate that such a leader would be closely associated with a powerful, and worshiped figure. Kesey's use of Christ associates the ideas or theories in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with the bible. McMurphy, however, may seem an unlikely Christ-figure due to his violent, sexual and seemingly immoral behavior. His behavior is merely an embodiment of the reforming movements that both Jesus and McMurphy share. Kesey's character, McMurphy, is portrayed as...

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