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Catch-22 Rationale A logical basis or reason for something War Armed conflict or struggle between nations War appears to have a rational basis and be logical in its reasons But war is not it is crazy and irrational and leads people to be the same So is the story of Catch-22 It follows the story of the men of an air force camp in Italy during WWII The premises of the story are that War causes people to do the most irrational things and they are sometimes the right things to do But this story is told with humor using comedy as a much needed and part of the story What people do under an irrational circumstance such as war causes them to also be irrational Life for the men in this outfit consisted of coping with the fact that every day they lived may very well be there last Death was a constant in which they all had to live with A few complained and other found their own way of dealing with the inevitable They stood on the brink of their demises and were forced to face it time and time again taunting it to get them They are all are force to accept the illogical and deal with the wrong perpetrated against them The wrong perpetrated against these men are not only done by unscrupulous ignorant and power hungry men but also by and inscrutable Deity Hasley 173 Both the honorable and the not so honorable die there is prejudice toward none Yossarian is just one of the many in this situation he does what he can to survive and that is what makes sense to him Everyone in the outfit has a different view They all are forced to rationalize this illogical situation and are driven to the point of insanity The men of Catch-22 just believe what others tell them with no reason or basis at all
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