One Flew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest. Ken Kesey Ms. Hudgins English. * First: Close your eyes * Second : Visualize the scene as I read it aloud to you. *Finally: Draw a detailed description of the passage that I am about to read. Visualizing Activity. Evaluation.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1.1 percect of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year”What is Schizophrenia?
People with schizophrenia sometimes hear voices others don’t hear, believe that others are broadcasting their thoughts to the world, or become convinced that others are plotting to harm them. These experiences can make them fearful and withdrawn and cause difficulties when they try to have relationships with others.”Symptoms
Symptoms usually develop in men in their late teens or early twenties and women in their twenties and thirties, but in rare cases, can appear in childhood. They can include hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking, movement disorders, flat affect, social withdrawl, and cognitive deficits.”Signs and Symptoms
3. Integrated: brings together processes or functions that are normally separate; made up of aspects that work well together.
In, “Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia” Paul Steinberg ……
Label the following statements as static, dynamic or integrated thesis statements. Be prepared to justify your answers.Do Now:Thesis Statements
an autobiography published in 1994 and written by Elizabeth Wurtzel, describes the author's experiences with major depression, her own character failings and how she managed to live through particularly difficult periods while completing college and working as a writer.
1. What is Wurtzel’s thesis statement?
First, write about Wurtzel’s thesis statement in the article. What is she trying to say about mental illness? What is her philosophical standpoint on mental illness?
2. Then, write about your opinion?
Do you agree with Elizabeth Wurtzel? Is “living in madness from moment to moment” not “worth any of the great art that comes as its by-product?
REMEMBER, a good thesis statement must be an integrated, complex sentence.
DISAGREE: Although in Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation Wurtzel contends that…..in actuality……
AGREE: In Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation Wurtzeleffectively points out…
Write one 1 element of literary style in your poem and explain why you chose each poem.Journal #4
Surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one of more nerve tracts, a technique formerly used to treat certain mental disorders but now rarely performed
Considered as psychologically unstable, she underwent a prefrontal lobotomy at age 23, which left her permanently incapacitated.
Placid and easygoing as a child and teenager, the maturing Kennedy became increasingly assertive in her personality. She was reportedly subject to violent mood swings. Some observers have since attributed this behavior to her difficulties in keeping up with siblings who were expected to perform to high standards, as well as the hormonal surges associated with puberty. In any case, the family had difficulty dealing with the often-stormy Rosemary, who had begun to sneak out at night from the convent where she was educated and cared for.
In 1941, when Rosemary was 23, doctors told her father that a new neurosurgical procedure, lobotomy, would help calm her mood swings and sometimes-violent outbursts. Joseph P. Kennedy decided that Rosemary should have the lobotomy performed, but did not inform Rose until afterwards. At the time, relatively few lobotomies had been performed; James W. Watts, who carried out the procedure with Walter Freeman, described what happened:
"We went through the top of the head, I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch." The instrument Dr. Watts used looked like a butter knife. He swung it up and down to cut brain tissue. "We put an instrument inside," he said. As Dr. Watts cut, Dr. Freeman put questions to Rosemary. For example, he asked her to recite the Lord's Prayer or sing "God Bless America" or count backwards. ... "We made an estimate on how far to cut based on how she responded." ... When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.
Treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions.
The essay also features clear coherence, smooth progression of ideas, and skillful use of language, including meaningful variety in sentence structure.
This outstanding essay earns the highest score of ……Essay G
This essay effectively and insightfully develops point of view that majority rule, “may not always be the most responsible course of action,” using the clearly appropriate example of the Spanish-American war. The essay also displays outstanding critical thinking and smooth progression of ideas in proposing an answer to the problem of majority rule:
The essay’s skillful use of language supports its insightful development:
Think carefully about the issue presented in the following passage and the assignment below.
We must seriously question the idea of majority rule. The majority grinned and jeered when Columbus said the world was round. The majority threw him into a dungeon for his discoveries. Where is the logic in the notion that the opinion held by a majority of people should have the power to influence our decisions?
Assignment: Is the opinion of the majority—in government or in any other circumstances—a poor guide? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.SAT Essay Prompt:
An essay in this category demonstrates CLEAR and CONSISTENT MASTERY, although it may have a FEW minor errors.Score of 6
An essay in this category demonstrates REASONABLY consistent mastery, although it will have occasional errors or lapses in quality.Score of 5
An essay in this category demonstrates ADEQUATE MASTERY, although it will have lapses in quality.Score of 4
An essay in this category demonstrates DEVELOPING MASTERY, and is marked by ONE or More of the following weaknesses:Score of 3
An essay in this category demonstrates LITTLE MASTERY and is flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
An essay in this category demonstrates VERY LITTLE or NO MASTERY, and is severely flawed by ONE or More of the following weaknesses:
In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey portrays fear as a poison that has the ability to destroy a person’s well-being. Kesey demonstrates that fear is inescapable. Chief Broom tries to override his fear, and hopes to remember that strength comes from within, “but like always when I try to place my thoughts in the past and hide there, the fear close at hand seeps in through the memory” (12). Although Chief Broom tries his best to get away from the terror that surrounds him fear triumphs and consumes him.FEAR
Fear is the controlling emotion for the patients on the ward. They are afraid primarily of becoming a Chronic like the Chief who “is in for good” (21). The big Nurse “recognizes this fear and knows how to put it to use” (21). She puts it to use by having the other patientsFEAR
In Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey discusses sanity vs. insanity. Through this novel, Kesey reveals that although McMurphy believes he should not be in the ward, he does not fight the sentencing because the court would not believe him. “… I’m a psychopath. And do you think I’m gonna argue with the court? Shoo, you can bet your bottom dollar I don’t. If it gets me outta those damn pea fields I’ll be whatever their little heart desires, be it psychopath or mad dog or werewolf…” (18). As explained in this quote, McMurphy only accepted his sentence to the ward because he did not want to have to do harsh labor. He believes that as long as he does not have to do difficult labor, he is more than willing to accept staying in the ward with the label as a psychopath.Sanity Vs Insanity
1983 – In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey implies that the real villains are society and the patients themselves.
Nora Ephron once said, “The hardest part of writing is….writing”
In Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey discusses what it means to be human. Through his use of symbols in the text and choices in plot, Kesey reveals that being human means being an individual even though the world may pressure an individual to conform.
Ken Kesey skillfully uses The Combine in his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as a symbol to parallel the structure of America which encourages individuals to conform in society.
Possible Thesis Statement:
Although the narration of Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may seem to be inaccurate due to the mental health of Chief Bromden; in actuality, Kesey reveals the truth reagarding the occurrences in the ward and what is going on in America through using Bromden’s perspective.
Although Nurse Ratched may seem to be the antagonistic unsympathetic villian in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; in reality, the Nurse too is a victim of the Combine which is America.
Through Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey discusses insanity. Through this novel, Kesey reveals the definition of sanity through showing some patients in the ward as more sane than society deems them to be due to their ability to see truth out of the disillusion of the fog.