Paranoia and its Ensuing Effects in Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo'Nest

Hassan Abootalebi, Nasser Maleki


The present paper sets out to examine the applicability of paranoia and its effects on individuals in Kesey' novel to observe how authorities in a given culture impose controls on mavericks so as to forestall possible threats. The paper argues that paranoia engenders a phobia on sufferers which brings about an identity crisis exerting influence over the conduct of them.

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