One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stop this book from being banned!
Why Should We Keep This Book In Schools?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a very powerful novel that tests the limits of society by drawing a series of parallels through patients in a mental ward. These patients are always scared of a power that seems so much larger than them and they feel they have no way around it. However, once a leader is introduced and shows them that there is a way out of being confined to fear they begin to break free. Though some parts of the book can be viewed as inappropriate, it is important that the reader look at the larger picture. In a classroom, this book could wildly affect students in a positive way because it can help them break out of their shells. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest teaches that independence and individuality are nothing to be ashamed of and that one person can make a difference in the lives of so many people. It is very important that the ban on this book be lifted and it be taught within the classroom once again.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest makes kids feel like its okay to be themselves and that they shouldn't be afraid of anyone who makes them feel insecure. This book can be seen as a light for some kids to stop trying to impress people and to go their own way with things. That is much more important than a parent seeing one or two things as inappropriate.