When you are finished creating your blog and typing up your first post, check out the link below. Peruse info about Mr. Kesey; click on the links within the site - the Merry Pranksters, The Beat Culture, the 1960s...you might also want to Google search mental institutions in the 1950s.
A Newsweek photographer recently traveled the world and documented horrific, deplorable conditions of mental institutions. Take a look - click on the Newsweek link, and look for "A Shameful Legacy."
"...that big wide-open laugh of his. Dials twitch in the control panel at the sound of it" (Kesey 22). You should be brainstorming ideas for a metaphor paper - it is your own creative piece, written as a narrative story or as a descriptive essay. Think in terms of relating a person to an object or animal, or an emotion to an object...i.e., love is a pencil, a book is nourishment, summer is freedom, my car keys are my life. Develop every nuance, every detail - create the extended metaphor. Use Cuckoo's Nest as an example. 1 - 1 1/2 pgs rough, typed dbl sp - due Wed., Sept. 30th.