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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



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


  • 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.


  • Themes:

    • Confusion of Social Nonconformity with Insanity

    • Freedom vs. Captivity

    • Time


Limited narrator1
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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