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Catch-22 What is this novel about Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is an interesting novel in the fact that throughout the entire novel the plot seems to go nowhere It just seems to be a bunch of events strung together through the main character Yossarian These events however powerful dont seem to lead to much of a point until the reader finishes Then out of nowhere comes the meaning behind the book Heller does a great job of ending the book By having Yossarian run away the meaning of the book is set in stone Catch-22 is a novel which discusses the fact that the importance or value of one thing to one person could be completely different to another like in the cases of selling goods over human life with ex-PFC Wintergreen Milo Minderbinder with his wheeling and dealing and Doc Daneeka and his description of what it takes to get home Each character in the novel seems to have a certain way in which they judge their power importance worth andor duty Throughout t he entire book the only character that resembles someone with good opinions of himself is Yossarian He appears to be the only character that realizes the insignificance the war effort is because almost all the people in the novel are fighting for the wrong reason He says Am I supposed to get my ass shot off just because the colonel wants to be a generalp 133 Other characters like ex-PFC Wintergreen respond to questions with answer that seem to make no sense In the case where Yossarian is requesting that Wintergreen get them off the flight to Bologna because they will probably die Wintergreen comes back with the unbelievable answer Then youll have to be killed if your destined to be killed over bologna then youre going to be killed so you might just as well go out and die like a man I hate to say this Yossarian but
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