Everything you need to understand or teach Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
Joseph Heller's satirical war novel Catch-22 depicts the absurdity and inhumanity of warfare through the experiences of Yossarian, a bombardier pilot stationed on the island of Pianosa (near Italy) in World War II. Heller does not tell Yossarian's story chronologically. Instead, the novel revolves around episodes in Yossarian' s life (particularly the gruesome death of Snowden, a young airman) and employs flashbacks and digressions to jump back and forth between events.
Yossarian is terrified of flying bombing missions and attempts throughout the novel to escape this duty. He is thwarted, however, by his superiors and by "Catch-22," an ever-changing rule that keeps people subjected to authority Early on, "Catch-22" works to keep all the men flying bombing missions, as Doc Daneeka explains to Yossarian:
"Sure, I can ground Orr [who is considered crazy] But first he has to ask me to."
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