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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Individuality and Conformity

Summary: Society can cause its citizens to become blind followers, abandoning individuality. Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest illustrates this phenomenon, with McMurphy as the protagonist revealing to the ward patients that they are victims of society's manipulative powers.
In society, individuals blindly fall victim to society's wants unconsciously. Few succeed in seeing the true colors of society because of its overpowering cover of black and white over our lives, leading to living a life in ignorance. However dark the light of reality may be, there is no way to expose it if one continues to live in ignorance and neglect to see society's domineering blanket of exploitation. This leads to a general conformity within society with little genuine individuality, as no one is willing to be himself and live in his own light. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey criticizes society, paralleling it to the ward, demonstrating how individuals are blind and fail to act against manipulation, leaving them vulnerable due to society's façade of security; however, they are shunned if they fall below society's...

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