Grade 12 English June/July Assignment
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is Ken Kesey’s fever dream of a manifesto on the sounds of silence, sanity, and identity. It is a work that is far more complex than its fast-paced prose might suggest, so pay careful attention to what kind of commentary Kesey might be making on the relationship between society and the individual. Over the course of the year, we will encounter several characters whose sanity will cause us to question their reliability, and whose shifting notion of truth may challenge our own. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is only the beginning!
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This assignment will be due by the end of the first week of school with 5 points extra credit if turned in on the first day of class. Late work will result in a deduction of 5 points per day.
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(another) Extra Credit Opportunity!
Write a formal, expository explanation (at least one paragraph long) describing the symbolic significance of potatoes to the senior class of 2013. Specify what the potatoes signify and how they serve to emblematize the character of the class as a whole. Worth 2 points.