One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

What is the physical, social, historical, moral dimension and psychological dimension setting of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesney?

Basically, its for year 12 English Studies and I'm having trouble with the physical setting, social setting, historical setting, moral dimension and psychological dimension of "One Flew Over t

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It is set around 1960, when the book was written, which was a time of great pressure to conform. McMurphy isn't really crazy when he arrives, but is labeled as sch because he is a non-conformist. The ward for the psychologically disturb makes him into a patient, and then lobotomizes him, only because he is a threat to order. In doing so, the mental health establishment of the time is skewered as nothing more than a tool of the rigid social order.