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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestˌOne Flew ˌOver the ˈCuckoo's ˌNest  a novel by the US writer Ken Kesey, that was made into a successful film with Jack Nicholson. The main character in the story, McMurphy, pretends to be mad in order to get out of prison and is sent to a mental hospital. While there, he opposes the authority of the nurse who controls his ward, and encourages other patients to think for themselves instead of always following orders. But by the end of the novel MacMurphy has had a lobotomy (=had part of his brain removed). He is completely unable to think or act for himself and the Nurse once again has control over her patients.
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