• Catch 22 Colonel Cathcart
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    Catch-22 The name of the novel I read is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. This novels uniqueness makes it hard to classify but I would classify it as an anti-war novel. The main theme of the novel is one of hope and freedom from the barbaric grasp of war. Heller uses World War II as an almost invisible framework in which he places a number of vaguely related stories presented in no particular chronological order, although the final narrative does tie them all together. Catch-22 was written in a very ...
  • Catch 22 Time Line
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    Catch-What? ? Catch-22 is one of the most poorly constructed, and distasteful books I've ever read. It's order of events, or lack of order, becomes clear after the very first chapter. In fact "It doesn't even seem to have been written; instead it gives the impression of having been shouted onto paper" (Stern 50). By the middle of the book it seems every character in the book has lost any sense of morality they may have seemed to have. The novel "gasps for want of craft and sensibility" (Stern 50...
  • Satire In Catch 22 By Joseph Heller
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    Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, is a fictitious novel that depicts life on an American bomber squadron on Pianos a, an island off the coast of Italy, during the closing years of World War II. A bombardier by the name of Yossarian, the main character in the story, is joined by many others to create a comic drama unlike any other. But aside from the entertainment, Heller uses Catch-22 to satirize many aspects of everyday life that consist of hypocrisy, corruption, and insanity. From the laziness of po...
  • Catch 22 Log Characters Introduced
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    Chapter One Characters Introduced: Yossarian He is the protagonist of Catch-22. Dunbar Yossarian's friend and roommate when the novel opens The Chaplain a religious man who comes to visit Yossarian in the hospital Nurse Duckett Doesn't appear to have a significant role, except that of Yossarian's nurse The Texan A man so nice that everyone hates him Soldier in white A completely bandaged man who is in the same ward as Yossarian Lieutenant Nately Yossarian's commanding officer The novel opens in ...
  • Colonel Cathcart Road Antonia Roads
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    Perhaps the most directly conflicting characters in Catch-22 and in My Antonia are Colonel Cathcart and Antonia. Both of these characters are ambitious and each sees a road that runs ahead toward something called success or wealth, but the roads that they see are constructed differently. Colonel Cathcart s road is paved with feathers in his cap and it is not cratered with black eyes. Antonia s road is paved with the results of hard work and it sometimes has potholes they are due to her inability...