Literature And Its Impact On Society

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Literature is an important aspect in today’s society. Many people throughout the world read on a daily basis, with many literature works ranging from novels to magazines. Literature helps society learn about new things either from their own culture or about another culture in the world. Fiction helps a reader escape reality or entertain and fill in spare time. There are millions of fiction books out there and many are being read on a global basis. Fiction books could have an impact on a person by providing a new reality and an escape in life. Also, books can help a person develop more mentally and help a person better comprehend all pieces of literature. Non-fiction helps provide information to a person. With non-fiction, a person can…show more content…
Many critics would argue a few different ones to be his “true masterpiece”, but his first novel was his most famous. At the age of sixty-six, Kesey died of liver cancer in 2001 (Lupack, Barbara). There are many themes to be seen throughout the book. One theme includes how women are threatening figures to the world around them. In the story, the men in the world are being demasculinized to a woman figure. Which, times before, are not how things are supposed to work. The theme of woman being the authority is one of them central themes. With Chief Bromden’s mom turning his big, strong chief dad into a small, weak alcoholic. Later in the book, a patient with the name of Rawler, cut off his testicles due to the emasculation the Nurse did to him. Chief Bromden stated “all the guy had to do was wait” (Kesey, 167). This implied that the ward would have gotten to him later anyways. Women in this book are the authority who bring down the men to gain more power. Another theme found throughout the book is how society has falsely diagnosed patients. McMurphy was diagnosed insane because of his open laughter and openness of himself (Kesey, 9). This theme centralizes itself on McMurphy. He free and thinks for himself, which society may have thought deviant when he did not conform to certain values. Also, McMurphy challenges himself to the Nurse, which is challenging authority (Kesey, 98). He is freely thinking for himself and
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