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The main character in Catch-22 is a man by the man of Yossarian He is a bombardier in the Air Force during World War II Catch-22 is the story of how Yossarian goes crazy but cant get out of the Air Force because of catch-22 Catch-22 says that the Air Force cant ground anyone on the basis of insanity unless they ask to be grounded but if anyone asks to be grounded they must be sane The story starts with Yossarian in the hospital He has a condition that isnt quite jaundice He really isnt sick but would rather spend his time in the hospital than in the war Yossarian would rather do anything than be in the war He was fine with being in the war until his tail-gunner Snowden gets shot on a bombing run and he dies in Yossarians arms This really starts to bother Yossarian over time along with numerous other equally gruesome deaths he has witnessed As more and more people die around him Yossarian develops a strange paranoia that the entire German military is out to kill him By the end of the book Yossarian is walking around backwards as so no one can sneak up behind him Yossarian tries many time and in many ways to make the Air Force get rid of him He never really disobeys an order but he does everything in his power to disrupt and cause confusion At Snowdens funeral Yossarian spends the entire time in a tree stark naked When his group was assigned to bomb Bologna he changed the lines on the map so that his superior officers would think Bologna was American occupied Still nothing he did could convince the doctor he deserved to be grounded He tried talking to his Commanding Officer Major Major Major Major but Major Major didnt allow people in his office unless his wasnt there Another thing adding to Yossarians frustration is that Colonel Cathcart
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