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Limited Narrator. t he curious incident of the dog in the night-time One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Girl, Interrupted . Mark Haddon. English novelist and poet Haddon worked with people with disabilities 2003- won the Witbread Book of the Year Award

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limited narrator

Limited Narrator

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Girl, Interrupted

mark haddon
Mark Haddon
  • English novelist and poet
  • Haddon worked with people with disabilities
  • 2003- won the Witbread Book of the Year Award
  • 2004- won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Overall Best First Book
  • Both for the novel the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
the curious incident of the dog in the night time
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
  • Main Characters:
    • Christopher Boone
    • Ed Boone (father)
    • Judy Boone (mother)
    • Mr. and Mrs. Shears
    • Wellington (dog)
    • Siobhan (mentor)
    • Toby (pet rat)
  • Narrator- Chris
  • Main Events
    • Wellington is killed
    • Chris tries to solve the mystery behind his father’s back
    • Finds out his mother is not actually dead like he thought
slide4

Chris goes to London to find his mother

  • Relationship with his father is broken, but slowly begins to be mended
  • Themes
    • Struggle to Become Independent
    • Subjectivity
    • Coping with a Loss
ken kesey
Ken Kesey
  • Best known for OFOTCN
  • Counter-cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation (1950’s) and the hippies (1960’s).
  • Awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship in 1958 which enrolled him in the creative writing program at Stanford University.
one flew over the cuckoo s nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Characters:
    • Chief Bromden
    • Randle McMurphy
    • Nurse Ratched
  • The narrator, Chief Bromden, is a half-indian patient at Oregon psychiatric hospital.
  • The patients are all male.
  • Events:
    • Randle McMurphy arrives and all of the patients realize there is something different about him.
    • McMurphy defies Nurse Ratched’s authority.
    • He begins to do things to go against Big Nurse.
    • McMurphy eventually loses his life
slide8

Themes:

    • Women as Castrators
    • Sexuality
    • Invisibility
    • Power of Laughter
susanna kaysen
Susanna Kaysen
  • Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Attended the Commonwealth School in Boston and the Cambridge School
  • Then was sent to McLean for depression in 1967
  • Diagnosed with borderline personality and released after 18 months
girl interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
  • Characters:
    • Susanna Kaysen
    • Lisa
    • Georgina
  • Susanna Kaysen is a patient at McLean hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.
  • All girls
  • Real diary entries of her life and the lives of the other patients in the hospital.
  • She suffers from mild Schizophrenia.
  • Attempted suicide by taking 50 aspirin, then gets her stomach pumped after.
slide12

Themes:

    • Confusion of Social Nonconformity with Insanity
    • Freedom vs. Captivity
    • Time
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Limited Narrator
  • All of the narrators in the books deal with some sort of handicap which makes us question whether they are reliable narrators or not.
  • Christopher Boone shows the reader that even with Autism, he is able to accomplish what he set his mind to.
  • Randle McMurphy becomes the advocate for the patients in the mental hospital who cannot stand up for themselves against Nurse Ratched.
  • The real-life stories by Susanna Kaysen gives the reader an inside look at what happened inside McLean.
works cited
Works Cited

“Girl, Interrupted - Trailer." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Nov. 2011. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4>.

"Letters to Anne." : "Girl Interrupted At Her Music" Web. 17 May 2012. <http://cellsberg.blogspot.com/2010/04/girl-interrupted-at-her-music.html>.

Matija34. "THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME." YouTube. YouTube, 01 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpWnni7fH-I>.

Oregon25. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest." Flickr. Yahoo!, 25 Mar. 2008. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/9681449%40N05/2362575723/>.

Ryy79. "One Flew over the Cuckoo\'s Nest - Trailer - HQ." YouTube. YouTube, 24 Dec. 2008. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WSyJgydTsA>.

"#1 The Curious Incident of a Dog in The Night-Time." Plots and Protagonists. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://plotsandprotagonists.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/1-the-curious-incident-of-a-dog-in-the-night-time/>.

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