This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Ken Kesey (Chief) - The main character in this story,he is a gifted writer who earns his way into Stanford University. An athletic man, he comes from an Oregon upbringing after having been born in La Junta, Colorado, an upbringing that is solidly all-American in the 1940s and '50s. His future looks bright as a man of letters, but something happens at Stanford to change everything. He volunteers as a subject in psychoactive drug studies and encounters LSD.
Faye Kesey - Of all the characters, she is the most...
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