I SAW THE GREATEST MINDS…

HOMEWORK:

1. Read to p. 146 in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and be prepared to discuss in class. Keep in mind the following question:

  • McMurphy, Colonel Matterson, and Bromden are war veterans. Nurse Ratched is a former Army Nurse. How might the advent of modern warfare serve as a metaphor for the sickness that Kesey and the members of the Beat Movement (Ginsberg, Keruoac, etc..) perceived to be infecting society? Do you agree or disagree with them?

2. Complete the following Creative Writing Assignment:

  • Begin a free flowing, “stream of consciousness” piece of writing that begins with the first line of Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem Howl, “I saw the greatest minds of my generation…” Print and Bring a copy to class.
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