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The Lack of Comprehensive Speech in Catch 22 Most of what we really say has no meaning This concept is perfectly supported in Catch 22 by Joseph Heller Almost every character and scene in the novel contain dialogues where the people speak aimlessly and have no explanation for why they are talking Colonel Cargill addresses his men by saying Youre American officers The officers of no other army in the world can make that statement Think about it29 Even though the remark is true it has no meaning These type of random statements and dialogues occur throughout the whole book Another situation when two people speak without making any sense is when Clevinger is being questioned I didnt say you couldnt punish me said Clevinger When asked the colonel When what sir Now youre asking me questions again I am sorry sir Im afraid I dont understand your question79 Later in the interrogation the colonel is so twisted in his conversation that he no longer wants to know when Clevinger said that he could not be punished He now wants to know when Clevinger did not say that he could not be punished Clevinger quickly rebuts and states I always didnt say you couldnt punish me sir Finally the colonel is satisfied with that answer even though Clevingers statement did not answer the question and has no meaning Major Major often spoke with a lack of meaning He simply did not make sense For instance he told Sergeant Towser his assistant From now on I dont want anyone to come in to see me while Im here102 According to this statement when
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