Analysis Of Catch 22

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Plot and Characterization:
Catch 22 is told in unchronological order from a third person limited omniscient point of view, mainly focused on the protagonist Captain John Yossarian. The novel follows Yossarian in his adventures as a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Nevertheless, Catch-22 is not the typical World War II novel. Yossarian is convinced everyone is trying to kill him, including his own superiors. The plot unfolds as Yossarian attempts to avoid flying any more combat missions, while fettered by the paradox of Catch-22. The novel takes place on Pianosa, a tiny, fictitious island off the coast of Rome. The novel can be partitioned into five major parts: the narrative present, the Great Big Siege of Bologna, additional
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Readers learn much more about Cathcart’s ambition that stems from his childhood where he was bullied and made fun of due to his accent and size. Additionally, Cathcart’s malevolence can be accredited to his childhood and it is made apparent through his mistreatment of several equal authorities and his inferiors. The story develops more through Milo’s syndicate. Milo’s syndicate provides for everyone and according to Milo, it is provided by everyone. Essentially, Milo’s syndicate is representative of capitalism, which enhances Heller’s satire. Throughout this section, the paradox of a Catch-22 situation is coined. While it has been prevalent throughout the entire novel, Doc Daneeka coins the term and then the narrator states:
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one 's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn 't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn 't have to; but if he didn 't want to, he was sane and had to. (Heller
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