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How do you apply the theory,"abjection" on "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Hello, Julia Kristeva's book has been very interesting. One of Julia Kristeva's book is called "The Powers of Horror: On Abjection." The Abjection is the mian idea in the book. Is anyone interested in applying the abjection to modern novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, or any other famous modern novels or movies such as the Lord of Rings, Harry Potter, or The Pirates of Carribean. Thank you for your response and reply.
Oct 26, 2008 11:46 PM
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According to Wikipedia, "abjection" is the state of being cast off and marginalized. I'm not an expert on the subject but this seems a reasonable definition. In this case, the patients in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" seem to be excellent examples of abject types - they are not only people who are "mental patients" - and thus outside of typical "normal" society by many standards - but many of them are there in the hospital by their own choice. I'd recommend the "Cuckoo's Nest" book as a useful exercise in this kind of study, and the movie of the same name is entertaining as well (though somewhat less useful for study).
October 27, 2008
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